Last year brought much change to the University. The global pandemic shifted the way we conduct education and research, while the widespread movement for racial justice prompted administrators to establish a new office directly focused on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Appropriately, UTA’s research focus is expanding to include this important issue. In its renewed Strategic Plan 2025, the University added a fifth research theme—Cultural Understanding and Social Transformations. Along with established themes, this new pillar will guide UTA’s research enterprise for the next four years as we continue to provide bold solutions with a global impact.