Research

Whether we’re creating affordable prosthetics for amputees in developing countries or a membrane that keeps a heart beating forever, life-changing work is being done across all disciplines.

students researching at Illinois
Illinois students observing a 3D visualization of a tornado

68% of undergrads participate in research

Show us your best stuff.

Anyone can research, no matter the major. We devote a whole week to celebrating our students and the work they’re doing. The biggest highlight? Our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium! Learn more

Illinois students research in a state-of-the-art lab

Work with renowned faculty in state-of-the-art labs.

One of the best research institutions out there, Illinois has 75+ centers and institutes devoted to its cause. These modern facilities are the standard for doing high-level research with professors who are experts in their fields.

Meet the real world at Research Park.

Home to 100+ Fortune 500 and start-up companies, Research Park is nationally recognized for its role in aiding entrepreneurship and innovation. What’s more, 600+ students are making contributions to these businesses at any given time.

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