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.
Harris Students Analyze Government Response to Pandemic
Professor Christopher Berry and Associate Professor Anthony Fowler conceived the new class, Government Responses to COVID-19, as a guided research project for students after the pandemic upended their plans to teach in Barcelona.
Report recommends global evaluation process to elevate and encourage community engagement at universities
The report – developed in partnership with The University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, King’s College London, The University of Melbourne and Nous Group – proposes eight Engagement Indicators that would allow universities to measure and elevate their community impact.
Why the pandemic hits Black, Hispanic household finances harder
A recent paper by University of Chicago economists shows that income shocks—sudden but temporary reductions in income—affect Black and Hispanic households more strongly than their white counterparts, as a result of the persistent racial and ethnic wealth gap in the United States.
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.
After School Matters STEM Lab Internship, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
As a participant in the 2019 After School Matters STEM Lab Internship program at UChicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME), Isabella worked with a research team using computer modeling to measure how efficiently energy transfers between peptides at varying distances.