At UT Austin, we like to say that what starts here changes the world. That change begins in Texas. Every year, our researchers help make Texans safer, smarter, and more economically secure. Every day, Longhorns help make Texas a beacon of opportunity for the country and the world. These stories, drawn from across the Forty Acres, are just a sample of the ways UT Austin students, faculty, staff and alumni serve the state.
In addition to educating 50,000-plus students a year, UT Austin trains teachers, prepares entrepreneurs, helps veterans pursue new careers and finds dozens of ways to enhance learning all across the Lone Star state. Read more about Serving the State / Education.
Solving the riddles of addiction, helping patients fight cancer, advancing the frontiers of neuroscience — these happen every day at UT Austin, where medical researchers are improving the lives of millions of Texans. Read more about Serving the State / Medical.
Through public health service and research, UT Austin helps some of our state’s most vulnerable populations confront crises while create a safer, healthier state where all Texans can live and prosper. Read more about Serving the State / Public Health.
Since its founding, UT Austin has been a major force in development of Texas’ natural resources, a tradition that continues today with world-famous programs in oil and gas, new forms of energy, water resources and environmental sustainability. Read more on Serving the State/ Energy & Environment.
By helping create better systems for responding to natural disasters, improving transportation and technology, UT Austin serves as an engine of development for one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. Read more on Serving the State / Transportation & Infrastructure.