Founded in 2007, the Learning Sciences Research Institute at The University of Illinois, Chicago has become a center for interdisciplinary research and study, boasting a dually appointed faculty who draw on research traditions from Chemistry, Psychology, Mathematics, Urban Studies, History and more. We have a large number of productive collaborations with Chicago schools, but our work also extends to museums, zoos, concert halls and anywhere else that learning happens.
Our PhD program trains students in the theories and research methodologies associated with learning sciences. After completing the five-year doctoral program, PhD students are well-positioned for placement in the job market. The majority are given the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, working directly with faculty on externally funded, multi-year research projects that investigate learning both in and out of the classroom.
5Years We fully fund our students for the entire five years of the PhD program.
$105Million Since 2002, LSRI faculty and staff have generated over $105 million in external funding for research, development and outreach. This includes active funding of $18 million for projects administered within LSRI.