We serve the state and impact the world

At the University of Minnesota, we are committed to driving innovation for next-generation health. We are committed to building a fully sustainable future. And we are committed to advancing natural resources and agro-food systems to elevate human security and potential.

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The U of M System trains over 70% of Minnesota’s health care practitioners, including pharmacists, dentists, and veterinarians.

Grounding our teaching and research in service to our state and the broader world is fundamental to our land-grant mission. Our leading medical research is connected to the education and training of our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including strong clinical care. As a system, the University trains about 70% of the health care professionals practicing in Minnesota. 

The University also provides a strong pathway for Minnesotans pursuing graduate and professional degrees. In Fall 2021, 53.3% of the professional students and 45.2% of the graduate students enrolled at the University were from Minnesota. In healthcare programs, over half of the students in pharmacy (73.7%), dentistry (58.6%), and medicine (58.2%) were from Minnesota.

Source: Institutional Data and Reporting, University of Minnesota

1,000 Degrees and certificates awarded in agriculture and natural resources sciences last year.

Agriculture and Natural Resources Degrees, 2020-21

 

Crookston

Duluth

Morris

Twin Cities

Total

Agriculture/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science

49

   

409

458

Biological Sciences--Entomology

     

12

12

Biological Sciences--Plant Pathology

     

4

4

Education--Education (Agricultural)

12

   

9

21

Engineering--Agricultural Engineering

     

45

45

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences--Food, Nutrition, and Related Services

     

10

10

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies--Nutrition Sciences

     

71

71

Natural Resources and Conservation

17

49

7

235

308

Social Sciences-Economics

     

71

71

Total

78

49

7

866

1,000

Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Initiative brings together partners across the University to achieve MNtersections goals 3.1 (Health), 3.2 (Sustainability), and 3.3 (Natural Resources and Agro-Food Systems). Our work is aligned with SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well Being) and 13 (Climate Action), and includes collecting data to submit to Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, advancing strategic partnerships with state, national, and international partners, and fostering faculty and student collaboration and teams through SDG Innovation Impact Co-labs and targeted grant programs to respond to partner and societal needs.

Source: United Nations Advancing Sustainable Goals, M Global