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America's Urban Campus Institutions Contribute to Growth in STEM Graduates in Illinois

The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition released its 2019 study of STEM and Computer Science Talent graduates in Illinois this week.  AUC institutions contribute to the strength of Illinois STEM workforce that is attracting more and more tech companies, and helping existing companies grow.  A new record was set with 24,555 STEM degrees awarded statewide in 2018, and continued strength in computer science grads, with Illinois ranking second in the nation. 

UIC earns national awards for student voter engagement

Empowering students to form the habits of active and informed citizenship is a key part of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s mission.  UIC’s efforts in this area were recognized Tuesday when the university was among a select group of higher education institutions, educators and students to be honored by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for excellence in student voter engagement.

Northwestern' s Pinkard Receives Grant to Reduce Computer Science Deserts

Northwestern University professor Nichole Pinkard received a CME Group Foundation grant to expand her work increasing access to computer science for K-12 students who live in underserved areas of Chicago 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot meets with AUC Presidents and Provosts

On October 30, Mayor Lightfoot sat down with the leaders of the 21 AUC universities and colleges to discuss her ideas for partnerships to address the city's most pressing issues.  the luncheon meeting was hosted by Dr. Morton Schapiro, president of Northwestern University. Mayor Lightfoot's three challenges to higher education centered on equity, universities' role as anchor institutions and collaborative research on city issues. 

Illinois Tech receives $150 million, largest combined gift in university history---to power next generation of tech savvy graduates. -October 25, 2019

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago’s tech university and an America’s Urban Campus Member, announced Thursday receipt of a gift if $150 million from three business leaders, Mike Galvin, Craig Duchossois, and John Rowe, and their spouses. This funding will underpin scholarships and student focused facilities to educate Illinois Tech students for the ever changing digital world of tomorrow and help Chicago fuel its growing tech industries.


Northwestern trustee and alumnus Jeff Ubben ’87 MBA and his wife, Laurie, of San Francisco, have made an estate commitment of $50 million to support scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students


This fall, the University of Illinois at Chicago celebrates the opening of three health care simulation centers. The facilities, which are run individually by the university’s College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy, use specially trained actors, advanced and computerized manikins of all ages, and simulated environments to help students and health care professionals practice clinical skills, communication and decision-making skills, and get hands-on training in medical diagnosis, treatment and care.

College graduates are transforming Chicago. The danger is that it won’t come fast enough. - Aug 23, 2019

To understand one of the principal forces remaking Chicago, take a walk from Wrigley Field south on Clark Street, then turn down Sheffield Avenue. On just about every block, it seems, there’s a bar decked out with a Big Ten banner. Northwestern. Indiana. Wisconsin. Michigan State. Maryland.

Students rave about UIC’s new $100 million dorm - Aug 21, 2019

Anthony Abrams opened the door and grinned – much like the subject of a home makeover show who has just seen his ramshackle abode transformed into a palace. “Oh my God, this looks like a hotel,” said Abrams, 18.

ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2019 a Success! - Aug 20, 2019
ChicagoNEXT of World Business Chicago, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the University of Illinois System, and Lollapalooza are proud to share the 2019 ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza program was a success!
Announcing UIC John Marshall Law School - August 19, 2019
Today marks a historic moment at the University of Illinois at Chicago as we proudly announce the establishment of the UIC John Marshall Law School. As UIC’s 16th college, the law school will further UIC’s mission and commitment to public education, scholarship, research and community service. It also advances UIC as a world-class university and creates an opportunity to increase the diversity in the legal profession in Chicago and beyond.
Illinois Tech Launches One of the 1st Undergrad Degrees in AI

Students at the Illinois Institute of Technology will soon be able to pursue a degree in artificial intelligence, making the school one of the first in the country to offer a degree solely focused on AI.

Military veterans aren’t traditional students, but local colleges aim to ease the transition: ‘It is a culture shock when you get out’

When DePaul University student Mike Baumann talks with his classmates, hearing what stresses them out, he thinks to himself, “Wait until you’re older.” Because of his age, Baumann, 32, feels out of place around other students in his undergraduate business classes. But there’s another reason his perspective differs — he’s a veteran.