Student Research

Students examine archival photos at the Harry Ransom Center

Students come to The University of Texas at Austin to change the world, and that isn't accomplished just by soaking up knowledge. Our students also grow from consumers of knowledge to creators of it through direct participation in the research process. Undergraduates can start as early as freshman year, and the graduate student experience culminates with a novel contribution to the student's field. Whether studying nanotechnology, child welfare, or literature, the research conducted by students and faculty makes UT Austin one of the most highly rated public research universities in the nation.

Undergraduate researchers

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

The OUR fosters undergraduate engagement across the disciplines by facilitating research opportunities related to students’ interests and goals, raising the visibility of undergraduate research on campus, and helping students share their work with others.

An undergraduate researcher using a large touchscreen in the TACC Vislab

EUREKA Research Database

Browse a selection of undergraduate research opportunities and a list of faculty research areas through our searchable, interdisciplinary database.

Undergraduate researchers analyzing stuttering data in Prof. Courtney Byrd’s lab

Undergraduate Research Journals

Explore the many different student-run research journals at UT Austin. In addition to a multidisciplinary undergraduate research journal, the university offers several specialty journals.

 An undergraduate researcher presents his findings using a large-format poster at the Longhorn Research Bazaar

Research Week

Research Week is UT Austin's annual celebration of undergraduate research and creative activity, providing opportunities for undergraduates to explore UT’s vast, diverse community of research and find ways to get involved.

Freshman Research Initiative

Freshman Research Initiative

The College of Natural Sciences offers the pioneering Freshman Research Initiative, giving first-year students the opportunity to initiate and engage in authentic research experience with faculty and graduate students.