UIC is purpose built and mission driven.
We are a premier urban research university and a model for diversity and public service in the 21st century. From this stance, we find ourselves uniquely poised to meet the next century in a way no one else can. To personalize medicine; improve urban infrastructure; reduce community disparities and social inequality; unravel the mysteries of the human brain; harness the power of big data; cure devastating diseases; and understand who we are and what we will become. See the impact UIC and each of our colleges and units will make.