Becoming the highest-impact public research university in the world.
Change Starts Here is UT’s 10-year strategic plan to align our mission with our unique opportunity to impact society and change the world.
Explore our Strategic Plan Goals
Our faculty, staff and students are our bedrock, and they drive our aspiration to be the highest-impact public research university in the world. Our plan begins with making UT the best place to work, grow and learn.
Change starts with us.
As Texas’ flagship university, we are amplifying our state’s unmatched potential through new and meaningful collaborations and plenty of ingenuity. Our plan prioritizes community impact through solution-oriented partnership.
Change starts at home.
Through research, education and experiences, UT turns ideas into discoveries that serve the world while preparing the leaders, creators and doers of tomorrow. Our plan addresses critical global challenges in energy and the environment; health and wellbeing; technology and society.
Change starts with ambition.
What do we mean by impact?
For UT, it’s that which improves our world and contributes measurably to a person or community’s betterment: physically, mentally, socially, environmentally or economically. That could be a new vaccine, improved renewable energy, real-time flood mapping or tracking trash and debris in Earth’s orbit.
By creating educational opportunities for all and leading cutting-edge research at scale, UT will foster positive social change, technological advancement, and economic progress showing the world that change really does start here. Every success gets us closer to our goal of becoming the highest-impact public research university in the world.