President Jay Hartzell gives his State of the University address at his Inauguration Ceremony

“Our vision is to capitalize on this historic moment of opportunity and redefine what it means to be a top public research university.”


2023 State of the University Address

President Jay Hartzell delivered an impressive accounting of progress toward The University of Texas at Austin’s strategic priority of becoming the world’s highest-impact public research university and charted the path forward to achieve that goal during his annual State of the University address.

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Accelerating Change Starts Here

Six months ago, we launched Change Starts Here, our 10-year strategic plan to become the highest-impact public research university in the world. Change Starts Here is not merely a vehicle for driving UT Austin’s transformation; it is a way to tell the story of our progress and our vision for the future.

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Resources and Support for a Strong Fall Finish

It has been incredibly rewarding to see the tremendous engagement from our undergraduate and graduate students this fall term.

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New Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Dell Medical School

After a national search, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Claudia Lucchinetti will serve as the next Dean of the Dell Medical School and the Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, effective December 1, 2022.

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Change Starts Here

UT’s 10-Year Strategic Plan to Increase Impact

We are at a unique time for the university, for Austin, and for Texas. UT is already the flagship university, the educational and research engine of the most dynamic city in the country’s most thriving state. We have countless strengths that make us special, including the ability to create impact at scale and with a breadth of excellence that few other universities can match. And we are powered by outstanding and diverse faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have incredible talent, passion for impact, and unparalleled potential.

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