MAUI / UTRECHT

MAUI/UTRECHT

In 1993-94, The European Union signed an agreement with The U.S. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The purpose of that programme was to promote a student-centered, transatlantic dimension to higher education to exchange American and European students. The Complutense University took part since the beginning in its implementation together with a consortium of American Mid-West Universities made up of the following members:

  • Baylor University
  • University of Florida
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Missouri-Rolla
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Purdue University
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas Tech University

The collaboration focused on a group of European partners, members of the Utrecht Network.  Finally, they succeed in overcoming the difficulties caused by the huge gap between the American and European university systems.

The MAUI network was formed as a consortium in 1975 and existed under various names until it became MAUI in 1995 (Mid-American Universities International).

The current membership of MAUI consists of:

  • MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
  • BAYLOR
  • KANSAS STATE
  • OKLAHOMA STATE
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT CARBONDALE
  • TEXAS TECH
  • KANSAS
  • MISSOURI KANSAS
  • MISSOURI-ROLLA
  • MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS
  • NEBRASKA-KEARNEY
  • NEBRASKA--LINCOLN
  • NEBRASKA-OMAHA
  • OKLAHOMA.

Now, there is a direct collaboration between universities on both sides of the Atlantic. Along with The Utrech Network, MAUI promotes overseas educational opportunities for students and facilitates the establishment of agreements which enable students to study in other universities