University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin

Founded in 1883, the University of Texas at Austin is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System, which includes nine universities and six health institutions.

Located in the heart of Austin, the 350 acre campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities and the Harry Ransom Center, home to one of the world's largest collections of Dylan Thomas' papers and manuscripts.

The university has been ranked as one of the top 20 public universities in the US (U.S. News & World Report) and has more than 51,000 students.

At a glance

  • Founded in 1883
  • 51,000 students
  • 1,100 student organisations
  • Ranked 28th in the world in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2014/15
  • Alumni include Michael Dell (Dell Computers), actors Matthew McConaughey and Jon Hamm, film directors Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater, and author J.M. Coetzee
  • 430 acre campus close to the centre of Austin
  • On campus football stadium seats 100,000
  • Students, alumni and sports teams are known as 'Longhorns'


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Swansea - UT Austin collaborations

  • Institution-wide student exchange agreement with 12 students exchanged since 2015
  • Research collaborations in Engineering, Environmental Science,  Medicine, Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Nursing, English and Social Sciences with 22 joint papers since 2011
  • 29 guest lectures delivered in Swansea and Austin
  • Faculty mobility with Erasmus+ funded teaching visits in English and Engineering
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UT Austin campus
UT Austin

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