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Five Years Forward, the University of Minnesota’s research strategic plan, represents the collective voice of the university’s leadership and research community. Over the next five years, the university will transform the research enterprise, creating new opportunities for faculty, students, staff and external partners to tackle society’s grand challenges while focusing on a central vision:
Bringing people together in new ways,
fostering discoveries and making our world a better place.
The plan builds on four thematic areas, or cornerstones, where the university will ultimately forge its path forward. Click on the icons below to learn more.
Read stories highlighting our progress.