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Research Impact

The University of Minnesota is a top-15 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.

Picture of XanthosHealth leadership team Pinar Karaca-Mandic, and Demi Radeva, and David Haynes (from left to right)
Recently recognized by the White House’s Sync for Social Needs coalition, XanthosHealth co-founders David Haynes and Pinar Karaca-Mandic built a health IT platform to improve health outcomes by documenting social determinants of health.
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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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200+

startup companies since 2006

UMN Research Ethics Week
Jan 14, 2023

Join your peers and colleagues across the University for Research Ethics Week, February 27 - March 3, 2023, the annual week-long series of educational opportunities focused on research ethics.

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Screenshot from video of Amy Kircher presenting at the MN Senate
Jan 13, 2023

On January 12, Associate Vice President for Research Amy Kircher provided testimony to the Minnesota Senate Higher Education Research Committee on the state of University of Minnesota research and technology commercialization.

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Dec 29, 2022

Applications will be accepted starting January 3 for the spring 2023 Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

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Announcements for the UMN Research Community