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Why University Research?

University research drives scientific and technological advances that address critical global challenges and improve the health and well-being of society. Listen to three University of Minnesota researchers tell us what inspires them to do research and how their work is making a difference on our campuses and around the world.

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Contributing Writer

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Schilling Alaskan Paper Birch tree with white rot

U researchers' work in understanding how different fungi rot trees will help climate modelers predict changes in terrestrial and atmospheric carbon pools.

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Aerial view of farms

New research projects underway within University of Minnesota Extension aim to support the prosperity of rural areas across the state.

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Overhead view of a crowd in a shopping mall

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Thirteen projects received over $2.5 million in 2017 Research Infrastructure Awards, which invest in the U's ability to conduct state-of-the-art research.

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