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Continual Innovation

Through science, engineering, and human ingenuity, the College of ACES is bringing new ideas to life, constantly developing technologies and systems to improve the world, ultimately affecting the way we live and work.

A World with Abundant Food

The College of ACES is helping feed the world’s population—even as it continues to grow—through scientific discoveries and practical solutions in research.

A Healthy World

The College of ACES is using the latest scientific advances, ranging from molecular biology to the management of landscapes, to improve the health and wellness of people, animals, plants, and the environment.

Productive, Empowered Communities

The College of ACES helps people live more productively so they can also strengthen their communities and contribute answers to society’s most challenging issues.

Financial Security

The College of ACES helps people make better decisions in their jobs and for their families, giving them knowledge and tools to achieve financial security and success, as a foundation for purposeful and fulfilling lives.
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Urban Ag

#askACES: Urban Food Production Systems in Cook County

Is urban food production still relevant? Hear more from University of Illinois Extension's Zack Grant on our #askACES podcast about urban agriculture’s potential to address issues of food insecurity and create entrepreneurial opportunities. 

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Keeping our Best in Illinois

The demand for graduates with degrees in agriculturally related fields is incredibly high. The University of Illinois is uniting with Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University to keep our best and brightest students in Illinois to pursue their college education. Discover the opportunities that our state offers and why Illinois is the right place to pursue your future education.

ACES@Illinois is hot off the press!

Drone racers, Alaskan wildlife troopers, Paralympians...this issue is full of amazing stories of our ACES family defying odds, making history, and changing the world! Don't miss the newest edition of our magazine, ACES@Illinois! Find out what our esteemed alumni, talented students, and world-renowned researchers are doing to live out the land-grant mission.