Innovation and Impact

As a world premier research university, the University of Chicago leads the country in scientific and technological innovation through the management of two U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories – Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The University’s tradition of intensive research and enterprise has led to groundbreaking discoveries in nearly every field such as the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, Nobel Prize awarded carbon-14 dating, and contribution to the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

Years of experience in decisive laboratory management have translated into substantive impact. Through its stewardship, the University has garnered millions in funding for both Argonne and Fermilab.

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in direct investments

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to joint UChicago-Argonne institutes and centers

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for collaborative seed grants, which led to an additional $9.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to support this high-impact work

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for joint appointments, recruitments, and other supporting investments

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in leadership training

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in UChicago scholarships and tuition remission to children of lab employees

*From 2007 to 2013

Argonne and Fermilab’s innovative research, technological advancements, and programming to support science education have a significant effect on Illinois’ economy in attracting visitors, funding, and jobs to the state.

Argonne — 2015 Economic Impact

JOBS

created throughout Illinois

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total economic impact in Illinois

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in federal research funding attracted to Illinois