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UIC is building for a computer science boom, Crain's Chicago Business reports
University of Illinois at Chicago can't often claim bragging rights over its bigger sibling downstate, certainly not when it comes to tech. But enrollment in UIC's computer science department has grown twice as fast as in Urbana-Champaign over the past five years. The latter is twice as big at 1,686 students. But there's no denying the boom at UIC.
"We're bursting at the seams," says UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis. "We're fighting over closet space."
U of I's board of trustees just gave final approval to build a $34 million building on Taylor Street for 50,000 square feet of new labs and office space for the College of Engineering. It's the first new academic building on the main campus since 1991.