University of Illinois System


Through interdisciplinary research, corporate and public partnerships, and the support of federal, state and private research funding, the talent from our three universities is pioneering innovation across all fields of study.

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Here's a sampling of the countless breakthroughs and discoveries from across our system that are helping build stronger communities throughout Illinois and beyond.


The University of Illinois System is also leading the development of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), an interdisciplinary private-public research institute and hub of the Illinois Innovation Network that will catalyze economic growth throughout the state.

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

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University of Illinois

A Top 20 U.S. public research, land-grant university.

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University of Illinois

Chicago's only public research university; #8 in U.S. Best Value.

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