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Faculty and students at UMD work together to achieve milestones in research, creative fields and scholarship.

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Research and Creative Activity at UMD

At UMD, our shared passion for discovery fuels innovation and creativity across the five colleges. Faculty and students work together to produce high-quality research that benefits people in Minnesota and beyond. Whether they’re discovering new galaxies or composing original music for a theatre production, Bulldogs are changing the world.

Each year, UMD’s colleges and research institutions receive $20 million in external research funding. This support ensures UMD can continue to preserve Minnesota’s natural resources, build a strong regional economy, and foster global engagement among students.

Broader Impact

  • UMD’s Sustainable Agriculture Project produced 30 tons of organically-grown food in 2016/17

  • In 2015, the Natural Resources Research Institute delivered $7.7 million of research on the Great Lakes coastal zones.

  • In 2016-2017, 140 students participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Research News

The Language of Art

May 17, 2018

UMD students explore art and design in Denmark and Sweden.

UMD Adding Solar to Residence Apartments

May 16, 2018

UMD is adding 40-kilowatts to its solar power this month, after a group of students identified funding and advocated for the addition.

Entrepreneurial Student Wins Big With Mushrooms and Coffee

May 16, 2018

Kevin Swanberg, who recently earned his Masters in Liberal Studies, wins this year's UMD Shark Tank.

International Charr Symposium

May 15, 2018

Luring scientists from around the world to Lake Superior, June 18-21.

Student Research Recognized Nationally

May 13, 2018

LSBE students Anna Jensen and Rachel Maschhoff presented their research findings to industry and academic professionals.

Academic Encore

May 10, 2018

UMD professor participates in fellowship program and awarded research scholarship.

Student Research Presented at Regional Business Event

May 9, 2018

Students presented posters to the community at REIF. Their studies had real world implications.

At the Intersection of Art and Science

May 8, 2018

Before Charles McGregor graduated, he offered campus and the community an opportunity to experience the culmination of his work at UMD.... more

The Fabric of Duluth

May 8, 2018

UMD art history students share their vision of a reimagined Duluth.
Big Traverse

Persistent Algae Problem Puzzles Scientists

May 8, 2018

Toxic algal blooms on Lake of the Woods should have cleared up. But the blooms persisted. Why?

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