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Innovation + Impact

As one of the nation’s leading research institutions, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has been shaping the future since 1867. Our research enterprise drives student experiences and community engagement, powering innovation and positive change locally, nationally, and globally.

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Today In Illinois Research

 

Building Capacity Builds the Country

We know that the United States continues to lag behind other countries in producing a STEM-ready workforce, a statistic that slows seriously needed progress on solutions to societal challenges and jeopardizes our prosperity and security.

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By the Numbers

 

$731M

Total Research
Expenditures, FY21

#1

Regularly leads the
nation in NSF funding

3M+

Square Footage
for Research

150+

Centers, Laboratories,
and Institutes

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More questions? Contact us at OVCRI@illinois.edu.