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Research Impact

The University of Minnesota is a top-10 public research institution conducting innovative and impactful research across a broad range of fields and disciplines. Our researchers improve our understanding of the world and help facilitate technologies and ideas that positively impact the prosperity, welfare, and security of our communities, state, nation, and beyond.

D2D’s facility at the Minnesota State Fair
The Driven to Discover (D2D) Research Facility puts a human face on the research process every year at the Minnesota State Fair. Now it wants to expand into Greater Minnesota.
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Researcher and lab equipment
Many are familiar with Hormel Foods, most famously known for producing Spam. Lesser known is The Hormel Institute, the nearby state-of-the-art biomedical research facility that recently celebrated 80 years of research
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Learn more about the impact of University of Minnesota research and its role in advancing innovation and fostering economic development in the region. View research statistics

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10th

among US public research institutions

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$1.07B

in systemwide research expenditures (FY 2020)

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$256M

awarded to UMN researchers for COVID-19-related research in FY 2021

Introducing UMN Research: A newsletter for the research community
Aug 1, 2022

The Office of the Vice President for Research is excited to announce a new, monthly newsletter, UMN Research.

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General Probiotics Founder Yiannis Kaznessis talking
Jul 27, 2022

Yiannis Kaznessis shares how he turned his innovative lab research at the University into growing agricultural startup General Probiotics. 

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Upclose picture of a heart vessel operation
Jul 21, 2022

UMN research team to work with UMN startup Vascudyne to prepare for human clinical trial of bioengineered blood vessels that grow with patients.

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Announcements for the UMN Research Community