Strategic Plan | The University of Texas at Austin


We have three transformative pursuits: experiences, education and research. Our commitment to elevating the UT educational and research experience will increase our impact and improve lives in the communities where we live, work and serve. Here’s how we’ll measure our impact.



Generate life changing experiences for students, faculty and staff

Our goal is to increase student engagement and support every UT student, so they have pathways to excel in the classroom, career, and life. We are continually working to ignite a sense of belonging throughout the University, from alumni involvement and community support to public service. We are also engaging in activities to improve faculty and staff satisfaction and retention rates through professional development and mentorship, while modernizing our core IT infrastructure, systems, data, processes, and governance.

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Empower our students with an intellectually and personally transformative education 

Preparing our students to become leaders and trailblazers in their communities and professions is vital to our aspiration to be the highest-impact public research university in the world. We’re working to innovate undergraduate, graduate, and lifelong learning curricula to ensure every learner benefits from the power of a UT education. This commitment includes integrating instruction with experience, research and service — while offering interdisciplinary, modern degrees, and continued professional education.


Become the highest impact research university in the world  

Research lies at the heart of our mission and is defined by innovation, boldness, and excellence. Research at UT is supported by state-of-the art infrastructure, as well as influential scholarly and creative collections and libraries. We’ll continue to expand and tackle global challenges and opportunities focused in three areas: Energy and Environment; Technology and Society; and Health and Well-Being. We’ll accelerate groundbreaking research in all fields and bring more UT innovations to market through technology and research commercialization than any other institution.

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Life Sciences Innovation In Action

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Our People

Learn how we’re pursuing outstanding faculty, staff and students.

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Our Place

Learn how we’re shaping Austin and Texas.

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See Our Progress

Check out our successes to date across the strategic plan pillars.