As a public, land-grant university, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a founding mission to serve the State of Illinois. In addition to Extension programs and educating more undergraduate students than any other institution, the university is also embedded into the state it ways that might be more surprising. Below, we have outlined several stories and lists that show how the university supports the State of Illinois and its citizens.
Through diverse research projects across campus units, Illinois has positively impacted the understanding of the ecological condition of the state.
If you live in the state of Illinois, odds are you’ve been impacted by Illinois water research. Scientists at the Illinois Water Survey work to provide data, services and expertise to help Illinois citizens and policymakers.
From providing free trainings for teachers, to assisting military familes with children to regulating neglect and abuse cases, Illinois ensures the safety and wellbeing of kids across the state.