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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More than 1,200 Illinois K-12 schools signed up for SHIELD testing

More than 650,000 students in Illinois will now have access to the test, pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Alumna's $45M visionary gift lifts connection to a new level

Doris Kelley Christopher, founder of Pampered Chef, made a $45 million gift to support the creation of a new home for Illinois Extension on the Urbana campus.

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UIS and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra join forces to expand opportunities 

The new Partnership in Education and Civic Engagement (PEACE) will enrich cultural, educational and career-training opportunities for students and the community.

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Combined, our three universities and healthcare enterprise bring resources, capabilities, and drive that are greater than the sum of their partsit is altogether extraordinary.

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