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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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A summer research internship offered by the North Star STEM Alliance and MnDRIVE gives students a chance to gain hands-on research experience.

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The new startups, 11 of which are based in Minnesota, will help fuel the economy and contribute to the public good.

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UMN Research News

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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Sep 13, 2019

On September 13, 2019, Vice President for Research Christopher J. Cramer and Associate Vice President for Research Pamela Webb sent the following memo to the research community at the University of Minnesota.

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Aug 21, 2019

The Venture Center recently announced it launched 19 new companies in the past fiscal year to ensure its innovations reach the people and industries they were designed to help.

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