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University of Texas Arlington, Ilumno Network partner to offer new Spanish-language certificate programs in Latin America

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Media Contact: Kristin Sullivan

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Beginning in May, The University of Texas at Arlington will offer five certificate programs to Latin American, post-secondary students, including a new Certificate in Public Health, in partnership with the Ilumno Network.

UT Arlington will offer professional certificates developed by the University’s Division of Enterprise Development in Global Supply Chain Management; Internet Marketing; Entrepreneurship and Leadership; and Project Management. The Public Health program was developed by UT Arlington College of Nursing and represents the college’s first venture into Latin America.

Enrollment is open through May 12 at

“Our Public Health certificate program is specifically designed to be culturally relevant and to address community health needs in Latin America,” said Elizabeth C. Poster, dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing. “The courses are designed to improve community health outcomes and to provide our students knowledge that is important for social mobility.” 

The Ilumno Network is composed of 10 higher education institutions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay and Peru with more than 260,000 students and alumni. Students enrolled in the certificate programs will complete four, five-week courses using UT Arlington certificate curricula delivered in Spanish, with permanent instructional support from expert Ilumno Network faculty.

“This joint partnership truly redefines the concept of quality higher education for post secondary certificates,” said Pete Pizarro, executive director of the Ilumno Network. “UT Arlington and Ilumno are taking an unprecedented collaborative step to offer access and inclusion to all qualified students in the Americas, and help them advance their professional development, resulting in increased opportunity for social mobility.”

About The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of more than 33,800 students and 2,200 faculty members in the heart of North Texas and the second largest member of The University of Texas System. Research activity has more than tripled over the past decade to $71.4 million last year with an emphasis on bioengineering, medical diagnostics, micro manufacturing, advanced robotics and defense and Homeland Security technologies, among other areas. Visit to learn more about UT Arlington and to learn more about the University’s Division for Enterprise Development.

About the Ilumno Network

The Ilumno Network is transforming higher education in Latin America by redefining access, inclusion and affordability to high quality education for 21st century students in the region. The Network consists of 10 innovative institutions offering presential, virtual and continued higher education programs to more than 260,000 Ilumnos in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay and Peru. Students attend classes in 34 campuses and more than 400 learning centers in the region, and nearly 40,000 students are supported through $31 million in scholarships. Ilumno is staffed by 8,000 faculty and employees committed to graduating socially responsible leaders with technological knowledge. For more information visit


The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.