Our Shared Vision

We will be the pre-eminent public research university
with a land-grant mission and global impact.

And this is how the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will define it:

  • We will be the best at what we do; this is a matter of excellence in achievement.
  • We will have impact locally, nationally and globally through transformational learning experiences and groundbreaking scholarship.
  • We will be recognized by our peers as leaders. We will be visible to the nation and world – this is the leadership expected from a world-class university with a land-grant mission.

Our Mission

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is charged by our state to enhance the lives of citizens in Illinois, across the nation and around the world through our leadership in learning, discovery, engagement and economic development