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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Driven to Discover (D2D) Research Facility Accelerates Research Impact

Since 2014, D2D has recruited nearly 130,000 individuals and facilitated 329 research studies led by researchers from 107 departments across 38 colleges and partners.

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Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation Simplifies Demography Research

Health services researcher J’Mag Karbeah uses tools and training provided by the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation to identify an association between residential segregation and the likelihood of experiencing a child death in the early 1900s. 

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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

OVPR News & Announcements

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National Science Foundation Town Hall

September 25, 2023

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will host a town hall on October 13. Faculty and staff are invited to join Dr. Panchanathan and his team to learn more about NSF research activities and programs.

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UMN startup Niron Magnetics' staff, at their Minneapolis pilot plant. Credit: Rob Levine

UMN’s Tech Comm Sets New Record Number of Startups in 2023

September 15, 2023

Tech Comm’s years of careful program growth and refinement pay off with a record-breaking 23 startups launched in fiscal year 2023. 

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UMN FY 2025 Federal Appropriations Process Kicks Off

September 12, 2023

The University’s FY 2025 Appropriations Process begins this month with an appropriations webinar that provides guidance and support for those interested in learning more about the process.

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