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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.

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The Plant Protein Innovation Center and Industry: A Symbiotic Relationship

The Plant Protein Innovation Center demonstrates how academia and industry can work together to accelerate significant research with real-world impact.

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Survivor Elms Key to Revitalizing Minnesota’s Elm Population

UMN researchers Ben Held and Ryan Murphy are using survivor elms to grow Dutch elm disease-resistant trees while learning more about resistance mechanisms.

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UMN's Research Enterprise

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The University of Minnesota had $1.05 billion in external research award funding in fiscal year 2022, the second year in a row that funding exceeded the $1 billion mark.

Learn about the impact of UMN research and its role in advancing innovation and fostering economic development in the region. View research statistics

among US public research institutions
in systemwide research expenditures (FY 2020)
startup companies since 2006
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Announcing the Research and Innovation Office!

November 29, 2023

The Office of the Vice President for Research has changed its name to the Research and Innovation Office.

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US Census Bureau Town Hall: December 5

November 20, 2023

Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, chief of the Geography Division at the US Census Bureau, will participate in a remote and in-person Town Hall on December 5.

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Pivot Training Available for UMN Research Community

October 30, 2023

Pivot is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities and collaborators that provides access to currently available research opportunities from a variety of sources. Training is available for researchers and research administrators.

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