Organizational Structure

Administratively, TU operates as a synergistic collection of Program Divisions, called (1) Schools, consisting of Institutes, Centers, or Programs, to provide education & training and to conduct research & development; and (2) Support Departments, to provide Meetings, Publishing, Computational, Multi-media, and Administrative Support Services. Each program unit has its own Executive Director (along with Advisory Council) or Executive Manager, and its own budget allocation and cost controls. The Executive Directors and faculty members can be located anywhere in the world, but they are networked and linked electronically via email or telephone to the TU administrative support personnel who provide logistical, and event support to work with the faculty members in conducting their own TU short-courses, workshops, conferences, or research, at different locations and facilities, worldwide.

Whereas the TU Headquarters Office provides the central administrative role to facilitate communications and work implementation, each Institute acts as the central node in its own field of specialization to interact and work synergistically with a network of research groups worldwide on projects that often cannot be implemented or performed alone in a meaningful manner. The administrative and logistical support for each TU Institute/Center is provided by staff at the TU offices at Hampton, VA, Moffett Field, CA, and Noordwijk, The Netherlands, as needed.

The TU Headquarters, located in Hampton, Virginia, provides the General and Administration (G&A) support to all Divisions in an efficient and cost-effective manner, including finance, job-cost accounting, and contracts management, property and equipment inventory and facility management, human resources, web design and maintenance, and state of the art computer networking system, for the benefit of TU faculty members, and Institute directors located worldwide.

The University is subsidized by research contracts/ grants from federal and state agencies, registration fees of its education courses, donations from private and public foundations, and in-kind services. TakshaShila University is an independent, tax-exempt, 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization (I.D.175378-9), incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1977, hence donations payable to “Taksha University” are tax-deductible, as further explained in the Donations section.