Office of International AffairsICASALS


The International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS) at Texas Tech University was created in 1966 to promote the university's special mission of the interdisciplinary study of arid and semi arid environments and the human relationship to these environments from an international perspective. The purpose of ICASALS is to stimulate, coordinate and implement teaching, research, and public service activities concerning all aspects of the world’s arid and semiarid regions, their people and their problems. ICASALS is a component of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) of the Texas Tech University. ICASALS brings together the sciences, technologies, humanities and arts with a particular emphasis on applied research and education concerning those regions where loss of productivity and declining water resources are of tremendous significance to the inhabitants and the economies involved.