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The University of Texas at Austin

What Starts Here Changes the World

The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of education, research, and public service.

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The university has more than 150 research units and recruits internationally recognized faculty in all academic areas. This faculty includes a Nobel laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur fellows and hundreds of members of prestigious academic and scientific organizations. The university has one of the largest graduate schools in the nation with more than 10,000 students and more than 170 graduate degree programs.

The UT Global Initiative serves as a gateway to the resources of The University of Texas at Austin.

Life in Austin

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A Creative Center

What starts in Austin changes the world.

If you hosted a meeting of the minds — a place where the right-brained dreamers inspired the left-brained doers — Austin would be the perfect place to gather. At the heart of the Austin community, the university offers a home where the creative, artistic minds of the world live side by side with the scientific and technological innovators of tomorrow.

Austin is regarded as an open-minded, friendly and innovative city. The city has been consistently rated a national creative center that draws talented people from across the world to its high quality of life, abundant resources, lively entertainment and active lifestyle.

The city known as the Live Music Capital of the World hosts nationally known festivals such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Austin Film Festival. The fact that many UT graduates stay in Austin is a testament to the quality of life in the area.

Breeding Ground for New Technologies

The university has long been a pioneer and leader in establishing innovative education programs in technology, so it’s no surprise that technology companies such as Dell, IBM, Intel, Apple, Samsung and National Instruments have established major operations in Austin to draw from the highly skilled talent the university produces.

Courtesy Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau and The University of Texas at Austin.

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