Established in 1996, the Technology & Information Policy Institute serves to research these imbalances and provide insights that inform public policies and programs focused on digital inclusion for everyone. Housed in the Moody College of Communication, the institute also investigates social impacts of digital media and entertainment such as immersive media, virtual reality, social media and digital games. In addition to sponsoring educational programs and conferences, the institute shares its world-class expertise in hopes of increasing access to communication technologies, and thus vastly improve technology literacy, standards of living and innovation.
With programs and research ranging from local to international, the institute’s work extends across the globe. Some examples include:
The media landscape will continue to evolve, resulting in more questions about the effects of digital entertainment and social media as well as more barriers to accessing technology. In order to continue advancing the Technology & Information Policy Institute’s mission to produce rigorous research that informs policymakers, the institute needs signiﬁcant philanthropic investment. You can make an endowed gift that helps:
The University of Texas at Austin offers a world-class education, works as a powerful engine for discovery and transforms students into leaders. When you establish an endowment, you are making an everlasting gift in support of our students, faculty