Illinois students, scholars, and alumni are a community with the power to change the world.
With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, 在教室里进进出出, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant, 社会影响.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is charged by our state to enhance the lives of citizens in Illinois, across the nation and around the world through our leadership in learning, 发现, engagement and economic development.
We will be the pre-eminent* public research university with a land-grant mission and global impact.
自1867年成立以来, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, 教学, 和公众参与.
A talented and highly respected faculty is the university’s most significant resource. Many are recognized for exceptional scholarship with memberships in such organizations as the American Academy of 艺术 and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering.
Our faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, 普利策奖, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics. The success of our faculty is matched by that of our alumni: 11 are Nobel Laureates and another 18 have won 普利策奖.
Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University 图书馆 is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 14 million volumes in its 20+ unit libraries. Annually, 53,000,000 people visit its online catalog. 玩冰球突破网站 have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, 玩冰球突破网站宿舍, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, 研究, 和研究.
在伊利诺斯州, our focus on research shapes our identity, permeates our classrooms and fuels our outreach. Fostering 发现 and innovation is our fundamental mission. 作为一个公共, 赠地大学, we have the responsibility to create new knowledge and new ideas and translate these into better ways of working, living and learning for our state, 国家和世界.
Entrepreneurship flows from the classrooms to 研究园, a space that houses everything from Fortune 500 companies to student-founded startups. We are consistently ranked among the top five universities for NSF-funded research and our total annual research funding exceeds $600 million.
一个主要的艺术中心, the campus attracts dozens of nationally and internationally renowned artists each year to its widely acclaimed Krannert Center for the Performing 艺术. The university also supports two major museums: the Krannert艺术博物馆 and Kinkead Pavilion; and the Spurlock博物馆, a museum of world history and culture.
Other major facilities include the multipurpose State Farm Center (16,500 seats); Memorial Stadium (70,000个席位), site of Big Ten Conference football games; and the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), one of the largest recreational facilities of its kind on a university campus.
The fundamental promise at Illinois for nearly 150 years has been to provide our undergraduate students with truly transformative educational experiences. Whether these experiences take place in the classroom, in the surrounding community or around the globe, our students leave this campus with the skills, knowledge and the drive to become leaders in their fields and to lead lives of impact in the world. Each year we welcome more than 32,000 undergraduate students across our nine undergraduate divisions – offering nearly 5,000 courses in more than 150 fields of 研究 and awarding about 7,每年春天增加000度.
*This is how the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign defines pre-eminence:
- We will be the best at what we do; this is a matter of excellence in achievement.
- 我们将对当地产生影响, nationally and globally through transformational learning experiences and groundbreaking scholarship.
- We will be recognized by our peers as leaders. We will be visible to the 国家和世界 – this is the leadership expected from a world-class university with a land-grant mission.