Among public research institutions
Million Square Feet of Research Space
Nobel Prize Recipients
From unlocking the secrets of DNA repair to zero gravity flight, students experience the thrill of discovery, learning under the direction of faculty who are leaders in their fields.
“The question is, how do we develop clean energy technologies that can scale up to match our current gigantic energy demand?”
Research in the Colleges
Our centers and institutes connect researchers with similar interests to increase funding and strengthen the quality of research.
With 16 colleges and more than 300 centers and institutes, the opportunities for discovery are endless.
Industry and Collaborations
Our research advances society through new ideas, technologies, treatments, and cures, and we continue to create and transfer technology to companies for the development of new products and services that benefit the public good and foster economic growth.
economic impact in Minnesota
Fortune 500 companies--fourth in the nation, per capita.
in research expenditures
Discover Unique Opportunities
We drive innovation that lifts Minnesota and solves global challenges. We do this by working together—with government, business, and industry partners—in new and creative ways.
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is one of the most comprehensive research universities in the nation. We support the groundbreaking interdisciplinary research efforts of our more than 5,000 faculty, who are driven to make the world a better place through research and discovery.