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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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among US public research institutions

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in systemwide research expenditures (FY 2020)

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

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Sep 7, 2022

In September 2022, Shashank Priya will assume the role of vice president for research at the University, bringing a wealth of experience as a scholar, researcher, and administrator as well as enthusiasm for UMN research and discovery.

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Low angle view of the top of a federal building, the United States' capital
Sep 7, 2022

The federal appropriations process allows for program and project ideas that might be incorporated into federal appropriations bills.

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Skyline view of twin cities campus and Minneapolis skyline.
Sep 2, 2022

The University of Minnesota released technology commercialization successes covering fiscal year 2022, including a record number of startups created (22) and patents (241) issued to University inventors.

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Announcements for the UMN Research Community