Our Impact

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With one of the most comprehensive academic health centers in the nation, the University of Minnesota is uniquely positioned to benefit the citizens and communities we serve. We’re making an irreplaceable impact on the state of Minnesota while guiding the evolution of health care on a global scale.

Solving today's toughest challenges

Through our breakthrough research discoveries, top-notch education and training programs, and leading-edge health care, we are working to improve the health of people and animals across Minnesota and around the world.

Innovating for the future

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Training the next generation

Combined, our six academic areas have more than 7,000 students enrolled in 62 degree programs. We’ve established more than 1,500 clinical training partnerships across Minnesota, many of them in rural or underserved communities serving as training sites for our students.

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Smart, compassionate health care

Within our clinics and hospital sites, Academic Health Center health professionals see more than 1 million patients each year. Working across disciplines, our clinical providers deliver care based on current research and cutting edge technologies.


Breakthrough discoveries

Our academic programs are complemented by dozens of centers and institutes focusing on specific fields of research. From cancer to companion animals, mindfulness to mouths, discovery and research is ongoing to treat pressing health issues in Minnesota and beyond.

We are driven to discover

Hear from our faculty what fuels their passion to uncover possibilities and solve the world's biggest challenges.

Meet our people

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