AUSTIN (Sept. 7, 2022) – Receiving a patent every 1.4 days on average, University of Texas institutions are among the most innovative universities in the world and ranked No. 3 for most patents granted in 2021, according to the National Academy of Inventors’ (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) annual global rankings.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $10 million grant – titled “RISE UPP”: Re-Imagining STEM Equity Utilizing Postdoctoral Pathways Alliance – to four institutions and university systems, including the University of Texas System, as part of its NSF INCLUDES Alliance.
Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, former longtime president of The University of Texas at Brownsville, will be presented with the nation’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, on Thursday, July 7, in Washington D.C.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to prioritize student mental health and safety today in a special called meeting, approving the allocation of $16.5 million over the next five years to expand and enhance student mental health, student safety and alcohol education resources at all 13 UT academic and health institutions.
As Texas continues to grow in size and diversity, University of Texas institutions continue to innovate and invest in the future by creating new opportunities and pathways for populations whose talents and contributions are essential to our nation’s vitality and health.