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UT in 2023

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It’s been another incredible year for The University of Texas at Austin. We were (again) named one of the best universities in the world; won national titles; announced the establishment of the new UT Medical Center, launched new academic and campus programs; and advanced many initiatives in our Change Starts Here strategic plan to become the world’s highest-impact public research university.

Revisit our big headlines of 2023 (in chronological order):

AI Master’s Program Launches With Ability to Serve Thousands

Faculty members win the ‘Nobel Prizes’ in their fields:

SXSW Crowds Come to ‘Discover Texas’ at UT Event

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Amazon Teams Up With UT To Establish New Science Hub


Blanton Museum’s Redesigned Grounds Open to the Public



Texas Exes’ Longhorn 100 Celebrates the Entrepreneurial Achievements of UT Alumni

New deans and leaders:

UT Austin Recognized as Guest of Honor at International Event FILUNI 2023


University of Texas System Regents Announce Plans to Build UT Medical Center on Site of Erwin Center

university leadership sits on a stage with president hartzell at the podium with a burnt orange backdrop and the Texas wordmark

UT Announces Largest Endowment of a Named Athletics Director Position


UT Austin Announces West Campus Ambassadors Program


UT Co-op Expands Scholarship to Reduce Cost of Course Materials for Students from Low- and Middle-Income Backgrounds

Philanthropic Gift Establishes Historic UT Commitment to Monitoring Texas’ Natural Resources

UT Demand and Student Performance Hit All-Time Highs


New Lab Space for Discovery to Impact Will Support Life Science Startups

UT Names Darden Smith its Inaugural Texas Songwriter in Residence


UT Establishes the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


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An Evolving Texas Memorial Museum Opens Again – Now as the Texas Science & Natural History Museum



Center for Societal Impact Named for Moritz Family

UT and Samsung Partner to Develop Talent Pipeline for Texas’ Semiconductor Ecosystem


UT once again named one of the best universities

UT and Alienware Launch Full-Scale Esports Arena

U.S. leaders visit campus and talk to students


UT Designated Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader

PLUS: UT Recertified With Seal of Excelencia for Commitment to Latino Student Success

Oden Institute Celebrates 50 years in Interdisciplinary Leadership

UT’s Texas Institute for Electronics and Infleqtion Launch Quantum Manufacturing Center of Excellence

PLUS: A Texas Semiconductor Boom on the Horizon

Historic Hogg Memorial Auditorium Reopens After Extensive Renovation

UT Austin Rings in the Holidays with New ‘Longhorn Lights’ Tradition

From left to right: Hogg today. The facade resembles a Greek skene. Longhorn Lights 2023