Connecting Texas to the world
TIEC has an unparalleled ability to serve international higher education needs.
TIEC is a Texas-based, globally engaged consortium of more than forty higher education institutions in Texas and around the world. Our partners are served by TIEC’s ability to access the expertise of over 40,000 faculty and administrators and by our strong presence in the 10th largest economy in the world. Our experience and ingenuity are regularly called upon to provide innovation and best practices for the higher education sector globally, including helping established institutions gain accreditation, create new degree programs, and modernize curriculum; and we map, plan and execute new university designs and curricular programs for investors and government institutions.
As a network, TIEC offers member institutions global connections that advance international strategies, build programmatic capacity, increase student mobility, and enhance global engagement to complement and strengthen comprehensive internationalization efforts at the institutions. Texas universities are a powerhouse together, and TIEC believes in the cross-sharing of ideas and information between all of our member organizations.
Texas A&M University System:
TAMU is the flagship university of the Texas A&M system which features 19 colleges and schools across the state. TAMU holds a Tier 1 research status, is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), has won 3 Nobel prizes, and yielded $892 million+ in research expenditures in FY2016. It boasts an international alumni network, and nationally and globally ranked programs in STEM, liberal arts, healthcare, law, business, and education.
TAMUK is known for being the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. The mission of Texas A&M University-Kingsville is to enrich lives through education, discovery and service in South Texas and beyond.
Texas State University System:
Founded in 1899 to prepare the best teachers in the Lone Star State, Texas State University has a legacy of preparing students to make an impact in the world. More than 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students choose from over 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs — from biology to music to business to geography and more. And each student finds the personalized support and opportunities they need to succeed beyond the classroom.
For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight colleges and well beyond its Huntsville roots. Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs.
Texas Tech University System:
TTU is a flagship university with Tier 1 research status. It has a nationally recognized, affordable medical school program, and is nationally ranked in education, petroleum engineering, earth sciences, engineering, and political science. Total research expenditures… read more
ASU is a dynamic learning community located in the heart of West Texas, and ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s “Best Colleges” every year since 2010. It proudly calls itself a Hispanic serving institution, and has a student body that is more than half first-generation American. ASU has a strong 60% acceptance rate into medical school (above state average), excels in space research opportunities, and is known for programs in criminal justice, nursing..
University of Houston System:
UHCL offers close, nurturing attention from faculty, and is known as a good value for the education. It is recognized by leading national accrediting agencies in education, social work, the sciences, and more.
UHV offers a low student to faculty ratios and accelerated bachelor’s programs for communication, criminal justice, English, history or psychology that can be completed in three years. UHV is ranked the seventh most affordable public university in Texas.
University of North Texas System:
Perched on a hilltop overlooking the downtown Dallas skyline, UNT Dallas is the only public, accredited 4-year university in the City of Dallas. Serving Dallas-Fort Worth – the No. 1 job market in America, according to Forbes – UNTD has served as a pathway to social mobility since its establishment in 2010.
The University of Texas System:
Known as the flagship institution of the University of Texas system, UT Austin is ranked among the best research universities in the country. According to U.S. News & World Report, UT Austin is one of the top 20 public universities, with the #1 in accounting, Latin American history, and petroleum engineering graduate programs in the country.
Independent Public Universities of Texas:
With enrollment of approximately 15,000 students, TWU is the nation’s largest university primarily for women. TWU hosts a strong emphasis on empowering women students and has nationally ranked programs in information studies, healthcare, therapy, nursing, and dance. It has campuses in Denton, Dallas, and Houston, which are joined by an e-learning campus offering many online degree programs.
Private Universities of Texas:
Huston-Tillotson University (HT), with roots dating to 1875, is the oldest institution of higher education in Austin, Texas. This historically black institution (HBCU) offers the master’s degree in business and education. Additionally, it offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 20 areas of study, including a BS in Mechanical Engineering. HT is affiliated with The United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ.
Paul Quinn College was founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the basement of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Austin, Texas on April 4, 1872, and was relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1990. The mission of Paul Quinn College is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepare them to be servant leaders and agents of change in the global marketplace.
Rice University is ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition.
A nationally ranked private university, SMU is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs.
St. Mary’s University is a private Marianist liberal arts institution in San Antonio, Texas. Founded by the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1852, St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the American Southwest. With a student population of nearly 4,000, St. Mary’s is home to a College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Science, Engineering and Technology; the Greehey School of Business; and the St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW paved new ways for tens of thousands of students to reach their academic dreams. UIW was the first institution to offer higher education for women in central and south Texas, consistently ranks among the top schools for veterans, and ranks No. 1 in the nation among faith-based universities graduating Hispanic students with bachelor’s degrees.
Established in 1988 as the first private university in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Ajman University (AU) also was the first university in the UAE to admit expatriate students. Ajman University is a multicultural academic institution that offers a broad range of high quality and relevant undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The University strives to fulfil the needs of students, alumni, employers, and society through a learner-centric development journey, quality education, hands-on experience, research as well as community engagement.
Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut is a teaching-centered research university based on the American liberal arts model of higher education. AUB has over 8,000 students and 800 faculty members. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, lifelong learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership.
Founded in 1919, The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education. AUC places emphasis on research and is committed to diversity, lifelong learning, excellence, social responsibility, and integrity. Degrees from AUC are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US and by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Assessment of Education (NAQAAE) in Egypt.
AUIS offers 23 different undergraduate degree programs and an MBA, all taught in English by international faculty members. The programs are designed to encourage critical thinking and lifelong learning, and have a lasting impact not only on students’ futures but also on the future of the entire region. The more than 1,400 students at AUIS represent the region’s diverse ethnic and religious landscape as the University continues to be the destination of choice for top students from all over the Kurdistan region, Iraq, and beyond.
Asian University for Women is the first of its kind: an independent, regional institution dedicated to excellence, women’s education and leadership development – global in outlook, but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia. AUW exists to educate and empower a rising network of women leaders through the transformative power of an American-style liberal arts and sciences education. Open to women from all walks of life, AUW particularly encourages women who are the first in their family to get a university education.
The sole mission behind BUC was to create an educational institute that aims to serve the different Egyptian classes with the highest educational quality. BUC encompasses sixteen schools (Pharmacy, Medicine, Engineering & Technology, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Linguistics & Translation, Nursing, Business & Economics, Filmmaking & Performing Arts, Applied Arts, Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology, Allied Health Sciences, Law, Political Sciences..
Since its establishment in 1999, Dar Al-Hekma University has positioned itself as the leading private, non-profit, higher education institution for women in Saudi Arabia. Dar Al-Hekma University comprises of four main schools: School of Business and Law, School of Design and Architecture, School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education, and School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics.
Galala University (GU) was inaugurated in 2020 following a presidential decree issued by His Excellency, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The university is located in the heart of Galala City, in the Governorate of Suez, equipped with the latest technology, students’ facilities, and the top-notch academic and administrative staff members who work collectively to provide an outstanding learning experience to GU’s maximum capacity of 25,000 local and international students.
PMU is a private university founded by Prince Muhammad bin Fahd and accredited by the Saudi Ministry of Education and regionally by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment. PMU ranks in the top 751 to 800 universities from around the world according to QS World University Rankings. PMU also ranks 4th among the top 10 Arab Universities in the Arab Countries by the Times Higher Education (THE).
Southern University College (also known as Southern UC) attained its current status in 2012. It was previously known as Southern College – established in 1990 as the first non-profit institute of higher-education in Malaysia to provide a local educational channel for high school graduates who were unable to further their studies in foreign countries or gain admission to other local tertiary educational institutions. The mission of Southern UC is to build an international premier University with multi-cultural identities and influence the formation of tomorrow’s world.
The University of Waikato, situated in the vibrant city of Hamilton, New Zealand, stands proudly as a public research university. In the latest 2024 QS World University Rankings, it has soared to the top tier, claiming the #1 spot in New Zealand for research. Furthermore, it has surged into the prestigious top 250 universities globally, marking the most remarkable rise of any university in New Zealand.