Office of the President

Vision and Goals

The vision of The University of Texas at Dallas is to be one of the nation's best public research universities and one of the great universities of the world. UT Dallas is ideally positioned to accomplish this goal as a global leader in innovative, high-quality science, business, and engineering education and research.

The decisions made by the president are intended to further this vision and to support UT Dallas' mission to produce graduates prepared for life, work and leadership; to advance the University's educational and research programs; and to transform ideas into actions that benefit the citizens of Texas.

UT Dallas' exponential growth has put it on a trajectory to achieve several key goals that will also help fulfill its greater vision.

The University aspires to be:

  • A first-rank public research university with focused centers of excellence that is prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology-driven global society.
  • A global force in innovative, transdisciplinary research and education in emerging areas of technology, science and learning.
  • A groundbreaking leader both in framing and answering the questions faced by business, policy makers and the public.
  • A synergistic partner with local industry, government and cultural organizations as well as local K-12 schools, colleges and universities.
  • One of the most creative, innovative universities in the nation and world.

UT Dallas can achieve these goals because it is a young, agile university located in one of the nation's largest, most vibrant metropolitan areas. The exceptionally talented students and faculty have the benefit of many innovative programs, and they are surrounded by high-tech and other businesses that have a track record of collaboration with the university. The University is also backed by the strength and reputation of The University of Texas System, and it enjoys collaboration opportunities with nearby sister institutions, UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Arlington.

This combination of focus, youth, quality, location and collaboration makes UT Dallas an ideal candidate to evolve from a small, young, very good university into a nationally pre-eminent, top-tier research university — an asset that the Dallas area urgently needs.