One of the world’s great intellectual destinations, this is a community of creative, demanding, inspired scholars who debate and collaborate to enrich human life through their work.
This is UChicago
Based in Chicago, we are a center for inquiry, research, and education with international reach. Our other locations include Beijing, Delhi, Paris, and Hong Kong.Learn more about the Center in Delhi »
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We are home to the internationally renowned University of Chicago Medicine, at the forefront of medicine since caring for its first patients in 1927.Explore the University of Chicago Medicine »
Our motto underscores our belief in the power of ideas:Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched.
Our mascot is the phoenix, a mythical bird whose rebirth from its own ashes exemplifies resilience.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel hosts convocations and academic events and serves as a locus for the community.
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Located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, the University of Chicago contributes to and draws from the strength and diversity of the surrounding metropolis.
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A UChicago education is part of a lifelong dialogue that encourages students to converse across cultures and disciplines. The ever-evolving Core, a curriculum that introduces students in the College to a wide range of disciplines, includes a new sequence examining sexuality and gender from an interdisciplinary perspective.
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From student and faculty art to world-class museums, theaters, and other presenting organizations, UChicago is a dynamic center for arts and culture. Envisioning China: A Festival of Arts and Culture is a five-month festival featuring events and exhibitions related to China and creating a dialogue around Chinese art and heritage.
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Our faculty is composed of individuals who are both distinguished names in their fields as well as innovative researchers. Professors Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen are 2013 Nobel laureates for their research in economics.
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The University of Chicago was founded by John D. Rockefeller, and our first president was William Rainey Harper. Our current president is Robert J. Zimmer.
With our fervent commitment to inquiry, UChicago has been revolutionizing education since our earliest days.
Our faculty’s research and discoveries have earned them the highest of accolades and have had a positive impact all over the world.
A major research institution, UChicago is affiliated with two national laboratories, Argonne and Fermilab, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.
Among the brightest in the world, our students challenge everything as they shape the knowledge of the future.
Our alumni are leading the way in more than 150 countries around the world.
Students have easy access to the Library’s print and electronic resources, which are all held on campus. The new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, opened in 2011, has capacity for 3.5 million volumes in its high-tech, underground storage system.
Our main campus in Hyde Park, known for its neogothic architecture, has been designated a botanic garden.
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