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There are a million reasons to consider the University of Minnesota, but one thing is for sure. You've come to the right place.

Natural Born Economy

Two researchers measure water levels

For Minnesota companies working to balance people, planet, and profits, the U of M's Natural Resources Research Institute is there to help.

Ten U of M Reasons to Visit the Fair

Goldy Gopher at the Minnesota State Fair

From offbeat science performances to games for the sake of research, the U has something to offer visitors of all ages at the Minnesota State Fair. 

A Win for Sustainable Homes

Graphical representation of sustainable home competition winner

Comfortable. Attractive. Efficient. Affordable. U of M students may have just designed the home of the future. 

A New Model for Active Wear

A girl models her new active wear.

Making sure that our youth get enough exercise is an ongoing challenge. A new design solution is working out well for girls in the Twin Cities Somali community.

Teaching in the Garden

Two children gardening.

Every year, University-trained Master Gardeners volunteer more than 130,000 hours of service to make Minnesota’s communities more sustainable and enjoyable.

Celebrating Engagement on the Northside

An exterior view at sunset of the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

On the heels of celebrating five years in its building on Minneapolis’ Northside, the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center receives a grant to move an important program forward.

String Quartet Helps Us ‘Hear’ Climate Change

A student plays his cello.

U of M geography student Daniel Crawford has created a new composition for string quartet that’s the basis of a popular video, “Planetary Bands, Warming World.” The music provides a visceral illustration of climate change in northern latitudes.

Water Research at the U of M

The Mississippi River near the U of M Twin Cities in Minneapolis.

U of M researchers are leading the way in meeting the critical challenges of preserving and protecting our water, both locally and globally.

Her Unexpected Meeting and a Nation’s Recovery

Harper McConnell, third from left, walks with Richard Kabala, Christine Musaidizi, and Ben Affleck. Musaidizi is the founder and director and Kabala a staff member of Children's Voice, a partner organization of Eastern Congo Initiative. (Photo by Barbara

Harper McConnell '06 was recovering from malaria in the Congo when she met actor/philanthropist Ben Affleck in 2007. Two years later she was helping build a war-torn nation's economy.

Bringing Global Adventure to the Classroom

Atacama Desert in Chile: Meybol Garcia sharing her thoughts on the importance of the land.

Researcher Aaron Doering shares astonishing stories of climate change with millions—including students in classrooms across all 50 states and six continents.

Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Utility Bills

Working with low-income neighborhoods, U of M experts are designing affordable homes that produce as much energy as they use.