We are Minnesota's research university. We change lives—through research, education, and outreach. Research We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. At the University of Minnesota, students do research alongside top professors in all majors. Education We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. As a U of M student you'll engage with your professors and fellow students from the very beginning. And you'll develop your strengths with beyond-the-classroom experiences. Outreach We apply our expertise to meet the needs of Minnesota, our nation, and the world. We partner with communities across Minnesota to engage our students, faculty, and staff in addressing society's most pressing issues.