University of Illinois at Chicago

A major research university in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities, UIC provides a world-class education for its students. We are committed to creating and disseminating new knowledge as a university of growing national and international stature.

The largest university in the Chicago area, UIC has 27,580 students, 15 colleges-including the nation’s largest medical school-and annual research expenditures exceeding $335 million. UIC operates the state’s major public medical center and serves as the principal educator of Illinois’ physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other health-care professionals.

A truly global institution, more than a third of UIC students speak English as a second language. UIC’s student body-approximately 61 percent undergraduate and 39 percent graduate and professional-is recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse. We consider this one of our greatest strengths.


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A Syrian child drew a picture of helicopters dropping bombs and children dying as a result. The surviving children are crying, while the deceased ones have smiles on their faces. Zaher Sahloud

Why ignoring mental health needs of young Syrian refugees could harm us all

Syrian refugee children are not getting the care they need in the wake of the trauma they have endured. Here's why that's bad for them and bad for the rest of the world.
It may take time for a tiny step forward to show its worth. ellissharp/

Novelty in science – real necessity or distracting obsession?

Scientists are rewarded with funding and publications when they come up with innovative findings. But in the midst of a 'reproducibility crisis,' being new isn't the only thing to value about research.
Syrian Civil Defense-White Helmets. From the Associated Press

Inside Aleppo’s medical nightmare, and why we must act

Warfare and bombing are typical in Aleppo, where hospitals are targeted and even children are wounded and killed. Read how we can do more than cry, from a doctor who has served in the city.
How long did they wait? Feet via wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock

When can you start having sex after a heart attack?

Each year in the United States about 720,000 people have heart attacks and about 124,000 people in the UK and 55,000 people in Australia will have them as well. Since the 1980s, survival rates from heart…
It doesn’t have to be like this. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The case for closing down women’s prisons

It sounds like a radical idea. Stop incarcerating women, and close down women’s prisons. But in the UK, there is a growing movement, sponsored by a peer in the House of Lords, to do just that. The argument…

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