Urban Research Seeks Answers to Transform Lives
In research that seeks to find answers to the perplexing problems of the urban poor, ethnic minorities, and non-English-speaking populations among others, the academic investigators of UTSA work to identify and address educational and social concerns that mire generations of Americans.
Working in the multi-cultural city of San Antonio, on a university that boasts an undergraduate enrollment made up of nearly 50% Hispanic students, with an additional 20% representing other non-white ethnicities, UTSA researchers are uniquely positioned to effectively analyze and study these social and educational issues.
UTSA research in this arena focuses on the following overarching themes:
- Immigration, the border and refugee issues
- Global impacts
- Poverty, inequality and upward mobility
- Educational attainment
- Health disparity issues
The research compiled by the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute funded in part through a $1 million endowment by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation in 2007, the Center for Research and Policy in Education and the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSR) are examples of the kind of important studies led by faculty and students at UTSA.