Excellence in Teaching and Research


UT Austin is one of the country's highest-ranked public research universities with more than 100 research units and more than $400 million received each year in federal research funding. Graduate students contribute their own unique perspectives, talents and energy to extend the work of faculty and develop research projects and ideas of their own.

The university's research programs include the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the Dell Pediatric Research Institute, the Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

The high-level research conducted on campus and the world-class facilities bring professors and researchers from all over the world to campus. They include Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel laureates, and members of prestigious academic and scientific organizations like the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering.

Graduate students who wish to develop their teaching skills or are interested in pursuing a career in the professoriate, can learn from award winning faculty and take advantage of the Graduate Student Instructor Program.

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