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What starts here changes the world. What starts here can be a new idea in the mind of a single student. What starts here can be a work of art that enriches lives or a discovery that saves them. What starts here can be a new way of doing things, a new perspective on a global challenge. What starts here changes the world.

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Join Longhorn Nation

A big-time collegiate experience at the No. 1 public university in Texas. A top-40 world university. One of the top cities in America to live in. More than 170 fields of study and a sky-high alumni-success rate.

Longhorn students are having an impact on the world as entrepreneurs and leaders in the community, doing real research and innovating new solutions to important problems. This culture of achievement has led to student success across the Forty Acres and beyond with Longhorn alumni leading in every field.

1 Public University in Texas
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170 Fields of Study
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Teach, Discover, Lead

The Texas faculty is united by a desire for impact — both on students and in their fields. For 140 years, UT Austin has provided first-class education and world-class research. Attracting the top talent from around the globe, we value a culture of learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity and responsibility to transform lives and society. Living in Austin’s not bad either.

UT’s faculty includes numerous MacArthur, Guggenheim and Carnegie fellows, more than 125 members of national academies, and other winners of globally important prizes such as the Nobel, Pulitzer and Edison. Texas also has a long history of welcoming visiting professors and lecturers to enrich the student experience, from Barbara Jordan to Karl Rove and Matthew McConaughey to Kendra Scott.

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Connect with Austin

Austin is booming, and UT is at the heart of its innovation ecosystem. UT research is a key reason the Austin area is home to Dell, Apple, Google, Tesla and other technology giants. Its vibrant campus — both historic and state-of-the-art — is at the crossroads of technology, the arts, business, medicine, sports and entertainment, and thought leadership of all kinds. Cultural mega-events like South by Southwest and the Austin City Limits Music Festival are outgrowths of this synergy.

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the Texas economy
8.8 billion dollars PER YEAR


To change the world, UT needs collaborators.  Mission-driven foundations partner with us for impact at scale.  Additionally, UT is a world-class partner and destination for our military, veterans and their families.

Industries help take our innovations to market, creating win-win-win situations for themselves, our faculty and society. Discovery to Impact is the connection between campus innovators and industry. We cultivate ideas, uncover pathways to market, and foster commercial collaborations that translate academic research into services, treatments and products that benefit society.

UT can help your company recruit new UT graduates, connect with faculty and research units and meet your philanthropic goals.

Texas Engineers License Carbon Capture Technology to Honeywell
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