Big Ideas and the Top 25

Mark Dean (’79) was instrumental in the invention of the personal computer and holds three of IBM’s nine original PC patents. Dean is one of the lead inventors of the personal computer and is chief technology officer for IBM Middle East and Africa. So, what’s his next big idea?

The energy at UT is visible, from our ever-growing campus to our footprints across the globe. Be proud as UT continues on the quest to become a Top 25 university. Our students, faculty, and alumni are pushing to the forefront of the university with bold ideas and groundbreaking breakthroughs. Our campus is growing, and our research expenditures are at an all-time high. Our Big Orange spirit ignites us and our Big Ideas make us unstoppable. To learn more about the journey to the Top 25, visit

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