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Graduate College News

  • Posted: September 13, 2019
      2019 marks a record-breaking year with more than 50,000 students enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The number of students pursuing graduate degrees increased significantly this year, with graduate students now representing roughly 30 percent of the total student body. A record number of applications (30,312)...
  • Posted: September 12, 2019
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is selected as one of eight universities to participate in a new initiative to change the culture surrounding doctoral education and career pathways. Led by the Association of American Universities (AAU), the PhD Education Initiative promotes student-centered doctoral education that will make the full...
  • Posted: September 11, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better. A team led by chemical and biomolecular engineers from the University of Illinois report their findings in the journal Science Advances. Conjugated polymers are formed by the union of electron-...
  • Posted: September 8, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Polyurethane is used in a wide range of materials, including paints, foam mattresses, seat cushions and insulation. These diverse applications generate large amounts of waste. A team at the University of Illinois has developed a method to break down polyurethane waste and turn it into other useful products. The researchers will...
  • Posted: September 6, 2019
    Eric Wolske, a member of Illinois’ Agroforestry for Food (A4F) team, has found a simple way to explain the project’s work: “Agroforestry is growing crops with trees. That is the most basic level.” Originally from the Champaign-Urbana area, Wolske decided to go to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for his B.S. in Plant and Soil Science....

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