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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.

Research News

Alison Aune + Kristen Aune "Colors from the North"

October 4, 2018

An exhibit at the American Swedish Institute through Oct. 28. 

'soniChroma' Concerto

October 3, 2018

UMD Music faculty perform at DSSO 'Sailing North' concert on Sat. Oct. 6.

Pharmacy News

September 30, 2018

October 2018 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.

Duluth Demonstration Fills City Potholes

September 27, 2018

What happens when you mix innovation with waste rock and potholes? Hopefully, a new road repair that lasts.

Breakthrough on Bullying Research

September 27, 2018

Senior Allie Dischinger presents her research on the effects of bullying and cyberbullying at a Criminal Justice Association conference.

Victoria Lehman's Work on Exhibit

September 24, 2018

Art and Design faculty member presents work in Downtown Duluth Arts Walk.

NRRI Receives $1M For Hybrid Poplar Research

September 23, 2018

NRRI prepares for future demand of biomass by expanding hybrid poplar research.

Cultural Entrepreneurship Research Talk

September 23, 2018

The second in a series of six talks will be held on Thursday, September 27 from 5-6 pm in Humanities 480. 

Going Naptural

September 13, 2018

Students participate in a Natural Hair Symposium led by UMD’s Terresa Moses and Sandra Oyinloye.

David Bowen Exhibition Items

September 12, 2018

Art and Design Associate Professor David Bowen's exhibitions and activities.

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