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As one of the most comprehensive research universities in the world, the University of Minnesota combines basic research and a land grant mission for public service in a setting rich with natural and cultural resources. With Minnesota's great lakes, great plains, great rivers, northern forests and urban landscapes as our backdrop, the U of M is an ideal "living laboratory" for environmental research.
Perhaps most importantly, the University has a culture of cross-disciplinary, solution-driven research, alongside a strong commitment to public engagement. These advantages combine to make the University of Minnesota one of the world’s leading environmental research institutions.
U of M researchers have a long and storied history of environmental research and discovery across a wide range of disciplines. Search our Faculty Expertise Database to find experts from agriculture to zoology.
The U of M is home to numerous internationally recognized centers and institutes focused on solving grand environmental challenges, such as the impacts of agriculture, population growth and water pollution.
The U of M's field stations and labs combine the wonders of Minnesota's vast natural resources with state-of-the-art technology for conducting groundbreaking environmental research.
The U of M maintained its rank as the nation’s ninth leading public research university in 2009. The U was awarded nearly $586M in sponsored funds. Search funding resources available for U of M faculty and staff.