The man who saved a billion lives

University of Minnesota alumnus Norman Borlaug left a profound legacy in alleviating world hunger. Learn more about Norman Borlaug

I am driven to sustainably feed the world

Phil Pardey is teaming up with colleagues in many disciplines to solve a most daunting challenge: feeding a dramatically growing world population with finite resources. Learn more about Pardey’s work to abolish hunger.

An emerging leader

Elizabeth Alonzi recently completed a fellowship designed to tap the next generation of leaders in food security. Read more about Elizabeth Alonzi.

We are #UMNdriven


“Together, we can create a world where we are aware of our privileges and inclusive and respectful of each other’s social identities.”

Aravind B., ’17
Political Science and Economics


“Leaders step out of their comfort zones and take on challenges in order to create an inspiring vision of the future. One valuable lesson from my undergraduate experience has been learning how to be inclusive and transparent in my communication with others.”

Maryan G., ’18
Business and Marketing Education


“We can promote healing and self-expression.”

Patricia C-P., MBA


“Scholars—we need to work with communities to solve their problems.”

Diego G-H., Ph.D
Family Social Science


“I find inspiration from activists in my community who, in the wake of social injustices, choose everyday to lend their voices to those who’ve gone unheard.”

Lydia N., ’17
Sociology: Law, Criminology, and Deviance


“It’s important for all communities to recognize our interconnectedness on our journey toward social justice.”

Raven Z., ’17
Political Science and Sociology: Law, Criminology, and Deviance


“We can advance cultural understanding and health for all.”

Zineb A., ’17
Neuroscience and Spanish Studies