The university was built by and for the state to make a more vibrant Texas — culturally, scientifically, economically. This state looks to The University of Texas at Austin to fulfill two major missions.
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.
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.
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.
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.