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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.

Why university research?

Gold block M

Contributing Writer

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