Who we are

Driven to discover

For more than 125 years, the University of Chicago has forged its own path. This has led to new schools of thought and a transformative education for students, and laid the groundwork for breakthroughs across the sciences, medicine, economics, law, business, history, culture, the arts, and humanistic inquiry.

We shape and define fields

UChicago scholars are driven by intellectual debate and a search for new evidence.

We believe freedom of expression is fundamental

Free and open discourse is the foundation of a transformative education and world-changing research.

We tackle the world's most pressing issues

Through research, discovery, and community partnerships, UChicago scholars and students are tackling complex problems—from solving crime at scale to combating climate change.

Our shared Values


Fueling discovery

Our history