Strategic Plan | The University of Texas at Austin

Our Commitment

Our aspiration rests on three strategic pillars that will define and drive the University’s impact: People, Place and Pursuits. We’re devoting more resources to our exceptional community, leveraging the unmatched potential of Austin and Texas, and changing the world through transformative experiences, education and research.


Our strategic goals are a recommitment to the fundamental belief that What Starts Here Changes the World. Each strategic goal has several initiative areas led by faculty and staff to propel our advancements and ensure institutional progress.


UT’s aspiration to become the world’s highest-impact public research university will be driven by our outstanding people. We’ll serve more students and learners, covering some of their financial need and relentlessly pursue and retain outstanding students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to make UT the premier place to work, study and grow.

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As Texas’ flagship university, UT is central to innovation, talent development, scholarship, and the arts. We’ll partner with health care organizations to scale and innovate health research, education, and delivery and create next-generation university learning environments that inspire, advance our mission, and promote sustainability. We’ll also join with policymakers and communities to address social and economic trends and establish Austin as the next major hub for life sciences, technology and innovation. 

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UT is committed to changing the world through three major pursuits: transformative experiences, education and research. We’ll deliver exceptional experiences for students, staff, faculty and alumni through holistic support and high quality operations. Our education will be transformed through new degrees, interdisciplinary options, and more. And we’ll lead the world in three core research areas: Energy and Environment, Technology and Society, and Health and Well-Being.

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Our People

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

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See Our Progress

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