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Research

Discovery happens here. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a top 10 U.S. public research university with world-class academics, award-winning faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. Our researchers and students uncover new knowledge and find solutions to some of the most complex challenges facing society today.

9th

among public research institutions

2.1+

Million Square Feet of Research Space

29

Nobel Prize Winning Faculty

9th

among public research institutions

2.1+

Million Square Feet of Research Space

29

Nobel Prize Winning Faculty

Student Research

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.

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Undergraduate Research

In fields from engineering to medicine, business, law, and liberal arts, our students become tomorrow’s trailblazers through limitless research opportunities.

Internship and Research Opportunities

Graduate Research

Graduate students have the opportunity to perform research through any of more than 200 master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Graduate School Education
Zuhrat Inam

“How international rulings can have an effect on domestic politics—really hit home.”

Zuhrat Inam ’19

Economics and political science

Read Zuhrat’s story

Research in the Colleges

With 16 colleges and more than 300 centers and institutes, the opportunities for discovery are endless.

Our centers and institutes connect researchers with similar interests to increase funding and strengthen the quality of research.

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.

$8.6 billion

economic impact in Minnesota

16

Fortune 500 companies--fourth in the nation, per capita.

$1.01 billion

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.

Faculty Resources

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.

Research News

Jonathan Olaleye
News Release

New Sezzle Scholarship focuses support on underrepresented students

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) announced today a four-year collaboration with Minneapolis-headquartered digital payment solution Sezzle that includes a $124,000 donation from Sezzle to fund a full, four-year scholarship to a deserving CSE undergraduate student.

CSE
News Release

University of Minnesota receives $18M grant for materials research

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18 million in renewed funding over the next six years for the University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).