Research

The good news about Austin's worsening traffic? It will be the focus of a major study by the Center for Transportation Research. Read more about this and other recent headlines.
For homebound seniors, video chats offer "life-changing" treatment for depression, study shows. Plus, they become more tech savvy in the process. Learn more.
Amidst our blood and bones lurk forces with the power to either attack wounded muscle or bring it back to life. It's the job of UT researchers to discover which is which. Learn more.
Dreamer is one example of human-centered robotic technologies being developed to improve health care, ensure human safety and make manufacturing more efficient. Read more.
Steven Finkelstein led a team of researchers who confirmed that Galaxy z8_GND_5296 is the farthest and earliest galaxy ever discovered. Learn more about this landmark finding.

Recovery Act

The University of Texas at Austin has received $129 million for research through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Research investment includes major pieces of instrumentation, investigations in health, energy, infrastructure and other areas, and expanding supercomputing capabilties.

Read more about the university's research through federal economic Recovery Act funds.

Research Alerts

Get the latest news on research grant opportunities, award winners and newsmakers in the Research Alert.

Researchers from the undergraduate level to the Nobel Prize explore, discover and innovate in the arts, humanities and sciences and across disciplinary boundaries. The impact of the university's research ripples through Texas and around the world.

Research Facts

Todd Ditmire and the Petawatt Laser$1.1 billion was awarded in sponsored research over the past two years.

$40 million over the past two years in revenue from the licensing of university technology.

The university runs one of the world's fastest supercomputers and one of the most powerful lasers.

Texas researchers were quickly on-site after the Haiti earthquake and Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

About 800 patents have been awarded to the university.

The university's 17 libraries hold more than nine million volumes.

The Harry Ransom Center displays a Gutenberg bible and the world's first photo.

Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying creature ever discovered, was found by a university student. A replica is on display at the Texas Memorial Museum.

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Research news from The University of Texas at Austin and other leading universities.