Transforming and improving the lives of our students and their families is central to the purpose of the mission of The University of Texas at Austin. As a public flagship university serving Texans from all backgrounds, UT Austin supports students and their families along their paths to achieving the American dream.
These Longhorns are putting their education to work for Texas — from better commutes to better classrooms. See how they are changing your world.
A university is only as good as its faculty. Here are a few examples of how they are changing the world.
Game Changers showcases our most dynamic and inspirational faculty with fresh perspectives about contemporary and relevant topics, Game Changers is an opportunity for students, alumni and the community to benefit from lifelong learning offered by The University of Texas at Austin.
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 many ways UT Austin students, faculty, staff and alumni serve the state.
You’ll feel the inescapable pull of the UT Austin spirit in a million ways. For some, it’s finding that secret studying spot tucked away in a quiet library full of ancient manuscripts; for others, it’s the roar of the burnt orange crowd as 100,000 voices unify to the words of “The Eyes of Texas.” Whatever the case, our many traditions help to strengthen our community and bind us together as Longhorns — proud, ambitious and determined to change the world.
The purpose of our university is to provide an opportunity for extraordinary students from all backgrounds to discover their talents, gain new knowledge and build a foundation for their lives and careers.