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The Chancellor gets to witness firsthand the development of the best and brightest students, and work alongside our nation’s most creative and innovative professors and researchers. Here at Illinois we often speak of the seed bed effect, a fertile atmosphere of possibility, passion, and purpose. A place where students and professors can let their imaginations be their guide, where creativity is always seen as an asset.

An Illinois education prepares our graduates for the rigors and opportunities of life in the global community of the 21st century. The diverse ideas, cultures, and activities on our campus augment our challenging academic programs to provide students with experiences and insights vital to their success, in college and in their careers. Our rich heritage of innovative education, life-changing research, and individual service inspires us to explore new frontiers of knowledge in pursuit of our mission to improve the human condition.

No wonder our impact on the world is immeasurable. Research conducted here laid the foundation for the World Wide Web, to the discovery of LED and plasma, and always for the betterment of the human condition. Our scholars win Nobels and MacArthurs; our alumni win Oscars and Pulitzers; our students win our hearts with their idealism.

Come visit us in person and online. You will soon agree that Illinois is quite the place.

Phyllis Wise
Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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