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  • Now seniors, first cohort of Cancer Scholars set to graduate

    Inaugurated in 2014, the Cancer Scholars program gave a small cohort of students the chance to mold their undergraduate experience around the idea of cancer research

  • Illinois technician combines engineering and creativity in a DIY synthesizer

    Skot Wiedmann creates music on a palm-sized synthesizer he built in just a few hours. He can experiment with sound using his fingers on the surface to create chords and move up and down octaves.

  • Learning from the Lenca

    We are in Llano Largo, the highest point in Central America and also the client community of my course in international water-system design, Honduras Water Project

  • Our summer spent saving turtles

    Last summer, two rising second-year veterinary students traded blue lab coats and lecture halls in Urbana for chest-high waders and wetlands in Lake County in northeast Illinois

  • Gies Business senior reimagining handheld healthcare

    'With one handheld device, you can now measure your important numbers, track your progress, and send that data to clinics and receive remote counseling.' Chang Hun Lee holds 10 patents for this technology

  • Interested in Illinois? Visit us!

    A guide to campus visit dates whether you're a propective student, and admitted student, or seek to transfer to Illinois from another institution

  • Interested in Illinois? Come visit us!

    There are many opportunities for you to see the campus, visit a class, meet some students, and check out housing

  • Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student grantees

    Eleven students from the Urbana campus received Fulbright awards for the 2018-19 academic year, placing Illinois among the top 15 public institutions in terms of numbers of student grantees. 

  • Illinois again a top producer of Fulbright U.S. scholars

    For the seventh time in the past eight years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

  • Resources to support our international community

    'Our success rests on the principle of inviting the best and brightest into our community and supporting their capacity to thrive...'  - Chancellor Robert Jones

  • Okavango Odyssey: Studying wildlife in Botswana

    U. of I. animal sciences students spent nine weeks studying wildlife in Botswana's Okavango Delta and Chobe Enclave Region.

  • Image of Research: You are what you eat

    Caitlyn Edwards' photo, a semifinalist in the Image of Research competition, features lutein-rich 'cupcakes' - part of a study to understand the role of nutrition in children’s brain health

  • History class organizes to fight hunger

    It started as Leslie Reagan taught her United States history class about the Great Depression and the New Deal. “A third of the country was out of work, and people were starving.”

  • Image of Research: Bare Witness

    Graduate student Matthew Go established the first Filipino skeletal research collection in the world. He is a semifinalist in the 2018 Image of Research competition



  • Undergraduate Research Week, April 23 - 29

    Undergraduate Research Week showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois.

  • Snake Road Sojourn

    Illinois Natural History Survey conservation biologist Mark Davis hopes treks to see snakes, frogs, salamanders and other creatures in the wild will instill in his students a commitment to work for conservation.

  • MFA Exhibition to feature work by art and design grad students

    The multidisciplinary artwork represents the culmination of their graduate education in an exhibition at Krannert Art Museum

  • Choose Illinois: Accept your offer by May 1

    Why choose Illinois? Here are more than 200 reasons

  • Study: I-Promise grants boost low-income U. of I. students’ graduation rates

    Freshmen from low-income families who received Illinois Promise loan-replacement grants at Illinois were much more likely to graduate within five years compared with similar peers who did not get grants

  • Searching for turtles in a sea of grass

    To survey local Ornate Turtles, one has to find them. Turtle tracking dogs help a lot.

  • Work by Illinois dance student performed at national festival

    Krystal Collins’ senior dance thesis was inspired by games of double dutch, summer parties and family get-togethers – the things she and her friends remember from their childhoods

  • In search of ‘white birds in a nest’

    Our willingness to tromp through swamps and brambles is fueled by the hope of catching a glimpse of “white birds in a nest” (Macbridea alba) in bloom

  • Welcome New Students!

    Welcome days for new Illinois students are August 24 - 27. Dive in!

  • Tracking a forest’s recovery one year after storm

    In February, 2017, a tornado swept through this part of the Shawnee National Forest. There are few canopy trees left standing and invasive understory plants have taken over

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates

    This summer, 10 undergrads performed research on imaging and microscopy technologies in the “Discoveries in Bioimaging” Research Experience for Undergraduates funded by NSF

  • Weighing bears, corralling otters and healing wild beasts

    How do you weigh a fully grown American black bear? These veterinary medicine students know the answer, and it's a bit more complicated than just saying, 'very carefully.'

  • Illinois students collaborate on emergency call simulation

    Students from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, UIC College of Nursing (Urbana campus), the School of Social Work and College of Applied Health Sciences collaborate on a 911 call simulation.

  • Real growth in virtual reality learning experiences

    From courses in humanities to science, more students enhance learning through virtual reality.

  • Undergrads choose their own adventure in wildlife research group

    The students are told, ‘If you have an interest in a particular part of the lab, let us know. We’ll let you try it out and see if you still like it after you’ve tried it.’

  • Final day for free phone carols

    For one week only, anyone from anywhere can call us round the clock and request any holiday tune, and we'll do our best to sing it over the phone. For free.