The University of Texas at Dallas is the largest public university in the Dallas area. It is the northernmost campus of the University of Texas system. It was initially founded as a private research arm of Texas Instruments.
While the main campus is officially under the city jurisdiction of Richardson, one-third of it is within the borders of Dallas County and it has an on-campus DART train station on the Silver Line. UT Dallas also operates several locations in downtown Dallas - this includes the Crow Art Museum in the Arts District as well as several buildings in the Medical District next to UT Southwestern: the Center for BrainHealth, the Callier Center, and the new Translational Biomedical Engineering and Sciences building.
The young university has been characterized by rapid growth in research output and its competitive undergraduate admissions policies since its inception. Less than 47 years after its founding, the Carnegie Foundation had classified the university as a doctoral research university with "Highest Research Activity"—faster than any other school in Texas. The university is associated with four Nobel Prizes, and has members of the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering on its faculty. Research projects include the areas of Space Science, Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, Nanotechnology, and Behavioral and Brain Sciences.