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The University of Illinois is the state’s public university system with three distinct campuses in Urbana-Campaign, Chicago and Springfield, and regional medical campuses in Peoria and Rockford. The university serves the public through a combined mission of teaching, research, public service and economic development.

More than 78,500 students are enrolled each year, and hundreds more people participate in over 700 public service and outreach programs. Online classes expand learning opportunities across the state and beyond. The system employs approximately 150,000 people and produces more than $13 billion in direct and indirect statewide economic impact. A board of trustees and the university president, along with the chancellor/vice president of each campus, oversee operations.

Research highlights include a new $120 million federally funded energy center focused on developing more powerful low cost batteries, a $30 million program to study and enhance the processing power of integrated circuits and a $3 million multidisciplinary center for cell generation research. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funding has supported projects ranging from research into quantum materials theory to tool development to enable interdisciplinary data-driven research in the physical sciences.


recent grants

Science Novel Double Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectrometer to Probe Electron Correlations in Quantum Materials


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics

  • date awarded

    Apr 2022

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  • term

    48 months

Science Deciphering the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry

  • date awarded

    Aug 2020

  • amount


  • term

    38 months


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