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Duluth's Blatnik Bridge at sunset

Research. For safer bridges.

Making our infrastructure safer, longer.

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 Stories

Yes Means Yes

February 11, 2019

Graduate student researches communication among the sexes.

Politics, IT, Photography, and Rugby

February 10, 2019

Nemuel Nyangaresi takes political science and management information systems in a new direction.

SCSE Highlights for January 2019

February 5, 2019

Highlighting Swenson College of Science & Engineering faculty and staff achievements from January 2019.

Scattered or clumped? Harvest guidelines leave scientists stumped

February 3, 2019

Understanding what's best for wildlife after tree harvesting is not straightforward. NRRI scientists are unraveling the research.

Reflections from a Leadership Trip

January 30, 2019

Students tell the story of incredible beauty, intolerable pain, and hope.

KCACTF UMD Students Honored

January 29, 2019

BRAVO to UMD Theatre at KCACTF regionals.

Grad student gets geology variety at NRRI

January 29, 2019

A passion for rocks leads woman to UMD and NRRI to become a multi-faceted geologist.

Abstract Art and Found Objects

January 22, 2019

Senior art student finds inspiration in Duluth's skateboard scene.

An Incredible Learning Experience

January 22, 2019

LSBE's very own Christina McManus is one of WayUp’s Top 100 Interns.

Art in Photo Review Web Gallery

January 14, 2019

Art and Design Professor Gloria DeFilipps Brush's work is on display through 2019

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