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A visionary leader and accomplished scholar, Vistasp M. Karbhari took office in June 2013 as the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington. He is committed to advancing UTA’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of the University’s more than 48,000 students in Texas and around the world.

A prolific researcher and seasoned administrator, President Karbhari has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than $37 million in research projects and authored or co-authored more than 460 papers in journals and conference proceedings.

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President Karbhari and UTA in the News

President, alumnus featured

Friday, July 14, 2017

Two Mavericks were featured in a series of Star-Telegram special reports about immigrants in North Texas. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari , a native of India, said every immigrant story is different. Alumnus Tom Ha earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UTA after coming to America as a refugee during the Vietnam War.

UTA reaches mega status

Monday, July 3, 2017

UTA was referred to as a “mega-university” in an op-ed column in the Star-Telegram titled “Should Fort Worth become a city of cowboys, culture – and colleges?” The article by Bud Kennedy also mentioned UTA’s highly ranked College of Engineering. 

Adult learners

Friday, June 23, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote a column for Evolllution.com asking whether higher education is doing enough to serve returning adult learners.

New partnership

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fort Worth Business and Public Now reported on a new partnership between UTA and the Arlington Independent School District to provide a seamless transition for students at Arlington Collegiate High School. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was interviewed about the program by KLIF 570 AM and WBAP 820 AM.

Education options

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote that meeting today’s students when and where they need their education produces a better Texas workforce in a Texas Tribune TribTalk op-ed column. He said UTA has adopted many different options for distance learning that help meet this challenge.

New provost hired

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dr. Teik C. Lim, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, will be the next provost and vice president for academic affairs of UTA, the Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Business, Dallas Business Journal, Yahoo! Finance and many other media reported. The Dallas Business Journal’s People on the Move also announced the hiring.



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