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By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Highlights

FY15
$640M

Total research and development expenditures

FY15
$132M

National Science Foundation awards—more than any other university in the nation, six years running!

100+
Start-ups

Entrepreneurial teams and start-ups receiving support from university resources that enable entrepreneurship 

756
Doctorates

2013 earned doctorates, 6th nationally

24M+
Holdings

Library holdings, world’s 2nd largest academic library

Economic Development

#18 out of 100

In 2016, the University (all campuses) was #18 on the list of top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. patents.

967

Invention disclosures in the last five years.

$879,000,000 

Amount of venture capital and angel investment funding by startup companies since the opening of the EnterpriseWorks incubator in 2003.

Research Park

Research Park at the University of Illinois

A dynamic environment for tech-based businesses

Research Park at Illinois

 

Notable Recent Grants

$18.5M

To Improve Power Density in Electro-Thermal Systems

POETS

$25M

For Photosynthesis Research

Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency

$20M

To Manage Critical Infrastructure Disruptions

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence 

$24M

To Build Resilient Energy Delivery Systems

Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium

Multi-Year Multi-Million Dollar

Energy Frontier Research Centers

Geologic Storage of CO2

$3.1M

To Build Tools to Grow Better Energy Crops

Mobile Energy Crop Phenotyping Platform