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New Discoveries

Northwestern has become the leading research university in Illinois and one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the world through a sustained commitment to collaboration within and across fields. The great challenges of the future require crossing the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. The University provides the infrastructure, facilities and incentives for researchers to come together in pursuit of research to address critical problems facing society. Northwestern has over 50 interdisciplinary institutes or centers attracting talent from across the University’s schools and working to explore subjects as diverse as nanotechnology, biomedicine, sustainable energy and water quality.

On the Chicago campus, Northwestern is building the state-of-the-art Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research center. The first of two construction phases, scheduled to be completed in 2019, will result in a 14-story, 600,000 square-foot building with collaborative research and support space for 23 research teams per floor, including a floor dedicated to collaborations between Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering. An eventual build-out will add approximately 600,000 square feet and up to 16 additional floors.

Learn more through the Office for Research