UT Research Facts

Fast facts about research at the University of Texas at Austin:

  • $1.1 billion was awarded in sponsored research over the past two years.
  • $40 million over the past two years in revenue from the licensing of university technology.
  • The university runs one of the world’s fastest supercomputers and one of the most powerful lasers.
  • About 800 patents have been awarded to the university.
  • The university’s 13 libraries hold more than ten million volumes.
  • The Harry Ransom Center displays a Gutenberg bible and the world’s first photo.
  • Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying creature ever discovered, was found by a university student. A replica is on display at the Texas Memorial Museum.