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In May 2013, the Office of the Vice President for Research, in consultation with the university and research community, embarked on a strategic planning process designed specifically to advance the university’s research mission and bring increased focus, alignment and excellence for the university-wide research enterprise over the next five years.
The University of Minnesota has always demonstrated its strong commitment to research excellence and consistently remains among the top research institutions in the nation. Going forward, the university has tremendous potential to further refine and transform the research enterprise in a way that will create opportunities for faculty, staff, students and external partners to come together to tackle society’s grand challenges and make our world a better place.
Toward that end, the university and community have embraced a new vision for research:
To learn more about our vision and cornerstones, click on the icons above.