About

About

The Beckman Institute brings researchers from many disciplines together to collaborate. The result: scientific advances that couldn’t occur any other way.

From our founder

"Always strive for excellence — there’s no substitute for it."

- Arnold 0. Beckman

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429

publications

were authored by full- and part-time faculty members during calendar year 2022.

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1,239

researchers, staff, and students

work at the Beckman Institute

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40

home departments

and 11 colleges and schools are represented by Beckman faculty researchers.

Mission and core values

The Beckman Institute uses its mission statement and core values as a foundation for making decisions.

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News

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    Beckman announces 2024 Postdoctoral Fellows

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Browse our history

The Beckman Institute was the first interdisciplinary research institute on the University of Illinois campus; and a model across the world for creating collaboration. Read more about Beckman's creation and the accomplishments it has since fostered.

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Job opportunities at Beckman

The Beckman Institute is a fast-paced yet inclusive environment. We're looking for creative thinkers who are excited about supporting cutting-edge research that transcends the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

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