When innovation, collaboration, access, and ambition come together, no challenge is too daunting to take on—and our system of three universities is leading the charge for all of us.



We're bringing together academia, business, government, and community to forge a better future for our state where its people can thrive.

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We're widening our doors of opportunity so more students can learn, grow, and prepare for tomorrow's job market, creating a stronger workforce and a richer society for our state and beyond.

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Closing Gaps

We're working together with our communities to understand and treat evolving healthcare needs and ensure the very best healthcare for all.

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Through advanced research and collaboration, we are fueling innovation to build a smarter, stronger economy for all of Illinois.

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Nearly 1,700 Illinois K-12 schools signed up for SHIELD testing

More than 970,000 K-12 students and staff in Illinois now have access to the test, pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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$500K in nursing scholarships to diversify workforce

More than $500,000 in scholarships were awarded to 90 UIC Nursing students this academic year through two grants intended to diversify the nursing workforce.

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Center for Lincoln Studies just getting started 

The new UIS Center for Lincoln Studies is celebrating a year since its creation, thanks in part to generous donors to the Reaching Stellar campaign. 

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