The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is a public, Carnegie R1 doctoral-granting research university in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan regions in the nation. Preceded by a privately funded research institute established by the co-founders of Texas Instruments, UT Dallas was established as a member of the UT System in 1969. Today, UT Dallas is a global leader in innovative, high-quality science, business and engineering education, serving more than 31,500 students in 147 academic programs across seven schools.
UT Dallas’ commitment to the community plays a vital role in the University’s strategic vision. Several centers and groups engage with community partners to expand research and educational collaborations that benefit North Texas. Some of those groups include:
- The Office of Research and Innovation works to bring cutting-edge research from the lab to the marketplace. The office’s resources provide a variety of specialized information and training to help guide the progress of commercial partnerships. The office also offers commercialization support to assist with startup incubation, negotiations and licensing.
- The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides venture support for students interested in entrepreneurship and training for students focused on pursuing careers at innovative corporations both big and small. The institute, supported by the Office of Research and Innovation, works with the campus to educate, empower and equip students, alumni and researchers. Since 2016, 68 companies have been incorporated through the institute.
- The Institute for Urban Policy Research engages with nonprofit, corporate and government organizations on interdisciplinary research projects that focus on six areas with the most pressing problems facing communities — education, public safety, health, housing, social capital and economic development. It also provides expert guidance for new initiatives and offers educational opportunities for area professionals.
- The Department of Community Engagement, part of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, offers college preparation programs and enrollment support services for middle and high school students. The G-Force Mentor Program serves underrepresented students at 14 high schools in North Texas. Student mentors provide hands-on support in completing admissions and financial aid applications, searching for scholarships and selecting a college.
“Through UT Dallas’ partnership with CUMU, we will gain access to a community of experts who also serve urban and metropolitan areas,” said Dr. Inga Musselman, vice president for academic affairs and provost, UT Dallas. “We look forward to learning from our community of peers and sharing our own expertise as we work together. This partnership will enhance the college experience, not only for our students, but for the entire UT Dallas community.”
Join us in welcoming The University of Texas at Dallas to the CUMU membership.