Research Centers

Research Centers

A leader in ground-breaking research, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is home to several major interdisciplinary research institutes.

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology provides space for collaborations in neuroscience, materials science, imaging, language and literacy, and bioengineering. Learn more about the Beckman Institute.

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges. Learn more about the IGB.

Cancer Center at Illinois

The Cancer Center at Illinois unites world-class faculty who uncover fundamental knowledge, innovate new technologies, and enable cancer-free lives. Learn more about the Cancer Center.

Humanities Research Institute

The Humanities Research Institute (HRI) cultivates and promotes interdisciplinary study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Learn more about the HRI.

Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) was created to lead an interdisciplinary approach to research solutions for the world’s pressing sustainability, energy, and environmental needs today and tomorrow. Learn more about iSEE.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) provides human infrastructure that accelerates health research and strengthens collaboration among clinical, community, and campus partners. As a interdisciplinary research institute, IHSI cuts across the many academic units, programs, and research and technology centers engaged in health sciences research. Learn more about IHSI.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where UIUC faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. Learn more about NCSA.

Research Park

Research Park is a leading innovation hub for technology commercialization with a unique environment that cultivates startups, promotes creative collisions and interdisciplinary collaborations, and increases capabilities for established companies. Located on campus, Research Park is home to more than 120 companies employing 2,100 people. At any given time, more than 800 student interns are engaged in valuable experiential learning while making real contributions to internal corporate R&D and product development programs. Learn more about Research Park.

Prairie Research Institute

The Prairie Research Institute (PRI) benefits the people, economy, and environment of Illinois by applying scientific knowledge and data in geology, ecology and biodiversity, archaeology, water, weather and climate, pollution prevention, hazardous waste management, and much more. Learn more about PRI.

Other Research Groups & Laboratories

The Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation’s website includes a comprehensive list of all research groups across campus.

Beckman Institute for Advance Science and Technology on North Engineering Quad

Beckman Institute

The Beckman Institute is an interdisciplinary research facility and community of innovation.