We provide young Texans — no matter their circumstance — an education on par with the greatest universities in the world. This university plays a key role in the upward mobility of Texas families, and UT is expanding financial aid to incoming undergraduates.
We provide solutions for a changing state. Planet Texas 2050 examines the problems of rapid population growth and accelerates solutions to provide clean water, reliable electricity, and a sound infrastructure.
UT Serves the State by Providing Valuable Research and Data
The Bureau of Economic Geology has been critical to Texas’ leadership in the energy sector since 1909. Our Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas pursues science with a high impact on Texas’ Gulf Coast. UT’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis provides empirical data to lawmakers on the state’s black communities. UT’s Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is a resource for state policymakers striving to promote the well-being of people across Texas.
A Promoter of Excellence in K-12
As home to the University Interscholastic League, we touch the lives of more than 800,000 Texas students each year. The UIL provides a framework for healthy competition in sports, music and academics.
A Protector of What Makes Our State Unique
As the keeper of the Texas Botanic Garden — the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, UT promotes our state’s unique natural heritage. And as home to the Texas State Historical Association, we are the keeper of Texas’ past.
A Cultural and Scientific Crossroads
Our cultural collections in the arts and humanities, especially the Blanton Museum of Art and the Harry Ransom Center — draw visitors and scholars from around the globe. Scientific units such as Dell Medical School, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, McDonald Observatory and Marine Science Institute push the frontiers of knowledge in a way that engages the public.
An Economic Accelerator
Campus organizations like Longhorn Startup, the IC2 Institute, and the Innovation Center act as a bridge to entrepreneurs and business leaders and generate opportunities for real-world education, funding, and commercialization of student and faculty ideas.
A Place All Texans Can Be Proud Of
And for more than a century, student-athletes have been representing UT both on land and in water. Texas Longhorns have made this state proud with more than 50 national championships.
Saving the planet starts at home
Texas’ population could double by the year 2050. Extreme weather events will bring more floods, droughts, and heat. Our state’s resources can’t support those demands. Making Texas resilient is our grand challenge.
Longhorns Serving Texas
Read how students, young alumni and faculty members are working to make Texas a safer, healthier, more vibrant place to live.
We Prepare Teachers. They Change the World.
In 1997, UT launched the UTeach program as a way to recruit undergraduate STEM majors to the teaching profession. Today, 46 universities in 22 states and the District of Columbia are implementing UTeach programs that prepare STEM teachers for secondary classrooms.