An aerial view of Chicago’s South Side from Washington Park.

As an anchor institution on the South Side of Chicago, the University of Chicago is committed to supporting strong, vibrant communities in the neighborhoods surrounding our campus. Through partnerships with local communities and the City of Chicago, we seek to catalyze economic growth, expand educational opportunities, improve public health, connect through arts and culture, and enhance public safety.

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Together with the University of Chicago Medicine and two national laboratories that we manage for the U.S. D​epartment of Energy—Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory—the University of Chicago is an intellectual destination and an economic engine. Through research and scholarship, community development, and direct contributions to the economy, these institutions add to the vitality of local communities, the city of Chicago, and beyond.