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Research Initiatives

The University of Minnesota is a top-10 public research institution conducting breakthrough research across a broad range of fields and disciplines. Our researchers improve our understanding of the world, and they help facilitate technologies and ideas that improve our quality of life. OVPR supports several research initiatives and promotes the University's research mission.

MnDrive: Minnesota's Discovery; Research and InnoVation Economy
We are discovering solutions to society's greatest challenges through multidisciplinary research collaborations and business partnerships throughout the state.
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You know the University of Minnesota is the state's major research university, but do you really know what the U of M does for you? Join us on a journey across our great state, as we share the stories that bring the drive to discover home to Minnesota's doorstep.
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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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9th

among US public research institutions

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$948M

in systemwide research expenditures

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230

technology licenses executed

From Inquiry

Explore the impact of research on our world.

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The Active Learning Lab provides a better-equipped space for students to define and pursue research questions with real-world relevance.

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The U’s Department of Economics and the Minneapolis Fed have worked together to protect the financial system and promote economic growth since the late 1960s.

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Oct 17, 2019

Vice President for Research Christopher J. Cramer presented at the October Board of Regents meeting, describing research incentives, highlighting MnDRIVE outcomes, and sparking a discussion of possible strategic directions for research.

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Oct 7, 2019

The UM Analytics Research Dashboard provides a quick view of proposal and award research measures across all U campuses, colleges, and departments.

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Sep 13, 2019

The Board of Regents and President Joan T.A. Gabel visited the University of Minnesota Genomics Center (UMGC) where they received an overview of the importance of genomic analysis.

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