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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

 

Abbreviations, Acronyms, Initialisms—and Impact

Research is complex, so it’s no wonder that we use all kinds of shorthand to refer to our programs, centers, rules, offices, and even buildings. If you aren’t familiar with the terms, it can be easy to just gloss over certain phrases and assume that they aren’t relevant to you. This week, I'd like to highlight a few such references that are making a big impact in Champaign county and beyond:

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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.