UChicago empowers individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in its rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.
UChicago research has led to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling. It generates new insights for the benefit of present and future generations with national and affiliated laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
The University of Chicago is enriched by the city it calls home. In partnership with neighbors, the university invests in Chicago's mid-South Side across such areas as health, education, economic growth, and the arts. Together with the medical center, it is the largest private employer on the South Side.
In all the university does, it aims to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions—and to leverage knowledge to enrich all human life. Diverse and creative students and alumni drive innovation, lead international conversations, and make masterpieces. Alumni and faculty, lecturers and postdocs go on to become Nobel laureates, CEOs, university presidents, attorneys general, literary giants, and astronauts.
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