Topic: Higher education

Governor Visits UT to Implement Higher Ed Research Funding

June 4, 2015
Gov. Abbott talks about his support for higher education funding in Texas

Gov. Abbott visited UT Austin for a bill-signing ceremony to implement the new Governor's University Research Initiative, designed to attract top talent to public universities in Texas.

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What I Have Planned For UT Austin as its Next President

June 3, 2015
UT Tower

As a public university, we continue to face new questions about how to best deliver value to students, and in our case, to all of Texas. To achieve that, I am dedicated to a concept I call “innovating excellence” — using 21st century approaches to building on the success of our core missions of educating leaders, expanding knowledge through research and scholarship and serving our diverse world.

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UT Austin Tops Another Global List, Ranks No. 39 Among World's Best Universities

Aug. 18, 2014

The University of Texas of Austin is the 39th best university in the world and 28th best in the U.S., according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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ConocoPhillips Donates More Than $1 Million to The University of Texas at Austin

May 16, 2014

ConocoPhillips continued its commitment to funding higher education at The University of Texas at Austin yesterday with a contribution of $1.185 million.

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UT Austin President Powers Participates in White House Meeting on College Opportunity

Jan. 16, 2014

University of Texas at Austin president Bill Powers is joining President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other university presidents today at a White House forum on increasing educational opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students.

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