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Innovation + Impact

As one of the nation’s leading research institutions, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has been shaping the future since 1867. Our research enterprise drives student experiences and community engagement, powering innovation and positive change locally, nationally, and globally.

 

New Illinois Research Report Published

The OVCRI's latest Research Report is now available. Check it out to explore facts and highlights about the Illinois research enterprise and the university's vibrant innovation ecosystem.

View the Report

 

 

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Register Now for the Diverse Voices Speaker Series!

Join us for a special event to encourage campus dialogue on topics such as race, gender identity, religion, age, veterans, disability, and social justice in the research enterprise.

October 6, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | NCSA Auditorium

About the Event | Register

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Today In Illinois Research

 

Solar Farm 2.0 Dedication

On Friday, we celebrated the dedication Solar Farm 2.0, the 54-acre solar array that is powering our campus toward our 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan goals. Together with Solar Farm 1.0, the installations beat ICAP targets by three years and are now producing 27,000 megawatt-hours per year.

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By the Numbers

 

$731M

Total Research
Expenditures, FY21

#1

Regularly leads the
nation in NSF funding

3M+

Square Footage
for Research

150+

Centers, Laboratories,
and Institutes

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More questions? Contact us at OVCRI@illinois.edu.