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About UT Austin

About UT

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Beyond our top-ranked international graduate program, UT Austin is one of the world's premier research universities and is located in one of the USA's sunniest and most vibrant cities in which to live and work: Austin, TX.

With an enrollment of 11,000 students and more than 3,500 master’s and doctor’s degrees awarded annually, the Graduate School is a national leader in graduate degrees awarded, and one of the largest graduate schools in the nation. 

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UT Austin is proud to be one of the world's leading research universities, with an internationally distinguished faculty including winners of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Medal of Science, Wolf Prize, and countless other awards. UT Austin offers a broad mix of fellowships, grants, awards, and limited submission funding opportunities to students and faculty, as well as broad-reaching support networks dedicated to turning ideas into products and companies, and state-of-the-art labs, studios, and facilities.

To support cutting-edge research in all disciplines, UT Austin boasts more than 200 dedicated research units and centers, typically based in individual colleges and schools, where they engage in interdisciplinary research that complements the academic goals of their departments. UT Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) designs and operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources. The center's mission is to enable discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies.

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Student Education

Teaching and learning are integral to our mission — and our charge to change the world. Both in and out of the classroom, we aim to encourage discussion and debate, and provide opportunities for intellectual partnerships

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Student Research

Students come to The University of Texas at Austin to change the world, and that isn't accomplished just by soaking up knowledge. Our students also grow from consumers of knowledge to creators of it through direct participation in the research process.

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For more than 125 years, The University of Texas Libraries have been committed to building one of the greatest library collections in the world. The University of Texas at Austin’s library system is the nation’s fifth-largest academic library and is one of the top 10 research libraries in the nation. Maintaining more than 10 million volumes and providing access to the latest digital journals, databases, and web resources.

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Entrepreneurship at UT Austin

As a top-notch research institution devoted to changing the world, UT Austin has forged strong alliances with local industry to advance our pioneering research. To foster the entrepreneurial spirit that runs deep in all of our colleges and schools, we educate student entrepreneurs, encourage local startup community engagement, support tech commercialization, and serve as an intellectual hub for pioneering research and enterprise.