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

Arnold Beckman looks out a north window at University Avenue in Urbana during the construction of the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)




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A tour of the under-construction Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Beams are in place, and some masonry is seen in the background, but the tower is open to the air.

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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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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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