Rigorous scholarship is at the heart of everything we do, and our city derives lasting benefits from our innovative ideas and research programs.
Our research collaborations bring our faculty and students together with expert practitioners in our adjacent communities. By working alongside civic partners who provide experience-based insights, we achieve a stronger understanding of pressing urban issues and develop pragmatic, thoughtful policies to help solve them.
As part of our commitment to fruitful research collaborations, we work to promote our results to the broadest possible audience, here in Chicago and far beyond, with the goal of achieving lasting positive impact.
The solutions we develop here in Chicago have the potential to transform the lives of people in cities around the world.
English learners aren’t lagging behind their peers in school, study finds
A longitudinal study from the UChicago Consortium on School Research shows how English learners eventually gain proficiency in the language—and often match or surpass their peers in other academic measures.
UCSC's Director Sits Down with Michele Norris to Discuss "The Race Card Project"
In 2010, former NPR journalist Michele Norris founded The Race Card Project. Asking participants to articulate their observations and experiences of race into only six words, Norris wanted to start conversations about race in America – conversations that would elicit sentiments and hard realities that had rarely been expressed aloud.
Crain's Chicago Business: 40 Under 40 Profile of Christina Hachikian
Judith Crown profiles Christina Hachikian, a leading force in social enterprise and development. Hachikian is the founding executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the Booth School of Business, which seeks to employ business insight and research capabilities in partnership with nonprofits.
Latest eventNov 18th, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
Workshop & Dinner: South Side Housing Data Project
This workshop will provide an overview of the South Side Housing Data Project, which mapped neighborhood conditions in both the Woodlawn and Washington Park communities, and walk through the process for converting parcel survey data into actionable recommendations.
Network for College Success
“NCS helps schools network to learn from each other and better understand how other schools are approaching the work,” Ramos explains. “That has been a key lever to our success.” Coaching is also crucial to the experience, she says, with coaches helping principals use their own expertise to apply research to real-world situations. “They help schools realize we have our own answers — they won’t tell us what to do, but they will come in and support us.”