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Education and Research Center at Laredo


The University of Texas Education and Research Center at Laredo is a multi-institution teaching center that supports University of Texas institutions in the delivery of academic, research, clinical and community engagement activities in Laredo and the surrounding South Texas region.


As a distinguished multi-institution teaching center, the UT Center at Laredo will improve the quality of life for our global society.

Mission Statement 

The UT Center at Laredo hosts a premier community of faculty, researchers and clinicians from multiple UT academic and health institutions who are devoted to cultivating health care leaders and professionals and to engaging in progressive research that improves and transforms the well-being of the global society.


The UT Center at Laredo marks the beginning of a new era for the academic, research and clinical health care work in Webb County and the South Texas Region.

The UT Center at Laredo builds on a commitment to serve the greater region that began in 1993 when UT Health San Antonio established the Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center to serve six counties with a variety of education, research and training programs to improve health care quality and delivery.

In 1999, Senator Judith Zaffirini authored the legislation to establish the UT Health San Antonio Laredo Regional Campus. For more than 20 years, the campus has educated occupational and respiratory therapists, nutritionists and dietitians, has provided clinical rotations for dental students and has been a key space for research.

In 2021, Senator Zaffirini authored and passed legislation that transferred management of the campus to the UT System to expand research and education opportunities and further collaboration with UT academic and health institutions.

The UT Center at Laredo campus includes two buildings: the D.D. Hachar Building, which opened in 2002, and a second building that opened in 2007.

For More Information

If you are a student seeking information about how to enroll in one of our programs:

(956) 523-7400

To learn more about how we can help with education or health-related issues:

(956) 523-7400

For general inquiries about our programs and partnership opportunities:

(956) 523-7400