TEXAS Research by the Numbers

The University of Texas at Austin is proud to be one of the world's leading research universities. UT’s talented researchers, scholars and creators are making discoveries and mobilizing knowledge that contribute to the betterment of humanity and enrichment of the human spirit while providing world-class learning opportunities for students. 



$1.06 Billion
Research Expenditures

Top 10 Rankings among U.S. Universities for 
Research Financed by Federal Agencies


Department of Defense 
National Science Foundation 
Department of Energy 


Source: FY2022 Higher Education Research and Development Survey

TEXAS Facts and Figures 

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20 Million+deaths prevented with COVID-19 vaccines created with technology developed
by molecular biology professor Jason McLellan and his research team
1 Millionbooks at the Harry Ransom Center, including 1 of only 21 complete original 
Gutenberg Bibles
1.5 Millionnew astronomical objects revealed by UT’s McDonald Observatory, with 
supercomputing support from TACC
21,000works at UT’s Blanton Museum of Art, one of the largest university museums in the country 
60 Billionmegabytes of storage available in TACC’s Frontera, the fastest supercomputer on a 
university campus in the U.S.  

Bold Ideas, Big Impact

State-of-the-art facilities and technologies — including the world’s most powerful supercomputers — and
broad support networks help UT researchers cultivate ideas that generate impact.

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In FY2022:

7000+ peer-reviewed articles published 

3799 externally sponsored projects

199 invention disclosures filed

126 patents issued, U.S & foreign

705 active licenses

59 licenses executed

66 books published by UT scholars

UT Austin receives more National Science Foundation funding than any other university in Texas and is among the 
top universities nationwide for NSF-financed research.