University of Minnesota News

The University of Minnesota, often referred to as the U of M or the U, is a public research university with its flagship campus located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1851, it is one of the oldest and largest institutions in the Midwest and comprises several campuses across Minnesota, including Duluth, Rochester, and Morris. The university is known for its strong emphasis on research, evidenced by its classification as an R1 Doctoral University with very high research activity. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across various fields, including health sciences, engineering, humanities, law, and business. The U of M is also recognized for its contributions to innovation and public service, as well as its competitive athletic programs, notably in football, basketball, and hockey, where it competes in the Big Ten Conference. The university’s extensive alumni network spans globally, contributing significantly to various sectors both domestically and internationally.