Founded as one of the original public land-grant universities in 1867, Illinois celebrates nearly 150 years of leadership in teaching, discovery and community engagement. The ideas and inventions of our faculty transform our understanding of the world and change the way we live and work. The students who join this university rank among the most talented and most dedicated of their generation. They represent not only our state, but more than 100 different nations. With Illinois bringing this much talent, drive and imagination together, amazing things come to life every single day.

Edward Feser, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs