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Research Impact

The University of Minnesota is a top 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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Transforming Sustainability Research into Industry Action

Institute on the Environment (IonE) research scientist Rylie Pelton applies her IonE sustainability learnings to the real world through her consulting company, LEIF, LLC.

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Emily Fairfax

Using AI to Support Beaver Conservation

Emily Fairfax’s passion for all things beaver shines through her research, which uses artificial intelligence to better understand beaver contributions to the landscape and led to a collaboration with Google.

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UMN's Research Enterprise

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The University of Minnesota had $1.13 billion in external research award funding in fiscal year 2023, the second largest award total ever.

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 2022)
startup companies since 2006
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UMN and N.C. A&T Kick Off Research Partnership Program

April 17, 2024

The new research partnership program will connect UMN with a leading research-intensive HBCU.

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University of Minnesota Research Leaders Meet with BioMADE

April 16, 2024

UMN research leaders met with BioMADE representatives to discuss partnership opportunities for UMN researchers and students.

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Seeking Nominations for Research Technical Staff Award

April 16, 2024

RIO is seeking nominations for its Research Technical Staff Award. The nomination deadline is June 14. Ten honorariums of $2,000 each will be awarded.

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2024 Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Seed Grants Recipients Announced

April 10, 2024

Six projects focused on using biotechnology and biomanufacturing to develop environmental solutions and expand the regional bio-economy received a total of $795,392 in funding over the next two years. 

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Sandia Day at UMN: April 10

April 2, 2024

Join us April 10, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., for Sandia Day at UMN to learn about Sandia National Laboratories and potential partnerships and projects.

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Thierry Boudet Transitions to New Role as Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

March 19, 2024

In his new role, Thierry Boudet is responsible for high-impact assignments that advance the VPR's strategic priorities and grow the University's research enterprise.

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