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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

Chancellor finalist

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

University of Texas System regents voted Saturday to name James B. Milliken, former chancellor of the City University of New York and former president of the University of Nebraska, as the sole finalist for chancellor of the 14-campus system, The Texas Tribune, Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Star-Telegram, Chronicle of Higher Education and many other media outlets reported.

TMAC award

Friday, August 3, 2018

UTA's TMAC was granted a $6.6 million federal award to accelerate growth and competitiveness of small and mid-sized manufacturing firms, TechSite reported. “This award enables UTA to continue being a catalyst in the economic development of the metroplex and state through helping small and mid-sized manufacturing firms develop or improve products, processes and human capital to increase sales and profits, and create jobs,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said.

Sustainability award

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The University of Texas at Arlington has won a prestigious Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers, ScienMag, Stamford Advocate and many other media reported. The Excellence in Sustainability Award is earned by institutions that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in sustainability leadership, including financial, facilities, operational, environmental, community and climate. 

Rethinking higher education

Friday, July 20, 2018

Universities must radically rethink how access, excellence and impact are brought together, UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote in an opinion piece for The EvoLLLution, a higher education publication. He said transforming the university to serve a global, knowledge-based society is being done today at a number of institutions, including UTA, where faculty are driving change at an unprecedented pace, engaging social, economic, technological and market forces to adapt to the world of tomorrow—as we meet the present and future needs of our students today.

Friendship Council

Friday, June 1, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was among the community leaders who participated in the Indian American Friendship Council reception for Nikki Randhawa Haley, U.S. ambassador to United Nations, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Irving, Indian Defense News reported.

Indian American Friendship Council

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was among the community leaders who participated in the Indian American Friendship Council reception for Nikki Randhawa Haley, United States Ambassador to United Nations, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Irving, NRI Press and News India Times reported. 



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