UT Dallas is poised at the beginning of a new era, positioned to become the national research university of our founders' vision. Our success is critical to the economic vitality and competitiveness of the region and Texas.
Our vision is to be one of the nation's best public research universities and one of the great universities of the world. This will mean:
Since 2005, UT Dallas has added 33 new academic programs. We plan to add new programs in such diverse areas as biophysics, communications, chemical, environmental and civil engineering, and urban planning and policy. These new programs won't just benefit new students enrolled in them; a greater variety of faculty and courses will become available to all of our students as a result.
UT Dallas is committed to providing undergraduates with genuine, hands-on research opportunities, such as those experienced in the Clark Summer Research Program. Also, read about our students’ work in The Exley, a new journal that showcases undergraduate research.
Among the nation's top 10 most economically productive cities, D-FW holds the distinction of being the only one without a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Major urban research universities are economic engines for growth. The research dollars they attract lead to new start-up companies, venture capital investment, and new jobs in high-paying fields.