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The Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) promotes student research on universities and colleges as complex institutions. Based at the University of Illinois, EUI supports faculty from various disciplinary and methodological backgrounds to integrate original student research on universities and colleges into their courses through faculty development workshops, customized web environments, Institutional Review Board permissions, and bi-annual student conferences. In EUI-affiliated courses, students use a variety of ethnographic, archival, and related methods to examine the university in the broader context of our social and political times. At the end of each semester, students have the opportunity to contribute their work to the EUI collection in the U of I’s digital repository, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS). We encourage you to tour our site, read about EUI’s history, peruse our affiliated courses, browse our students' research, and learn more about our special projects.

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Spotlight feature

NEW!!! Visit our online exhibit site to view student posters and video presentations from EUI's biannual student conferences.

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News & Events

EUI Fall 2015 Student Conference Winners

Announcing our Fall 2015 Student Conference award winners!

Mon, 14 Dec 2015

EUI Fall 2015 Student Conference

The Ethnography of the University Initiative will hold its Fall 2015 Student Conference on Monday, December 7, 2015, in 126 LISB, 501 E. Daniels Street, on the UIUC campus. This event is open to the campus and community. EUI-affiliated courses are able to propose, research, present and publish their work (human subject research and archival) over the course of a semester. Drop in for a few panels or stay for the the whole event.

Mon, 07 Dec 2015

Spring 2015 Student Conference Winners

Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Student Conference award winners, including our first ever student participation by Oak Park River Forest High School, and to all those participating students who made the conference such a great success!

Thu, 30 Apr 2015

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