Research by the numbers
The University of Minnesota consistently ranks in the Top 10 for research among the nation’s public universities.
- Over the past five years, research by our College of Science and Engineering faculty has generated 538 invention disclosures, 115 patents and 9 start-up companies.
- In 2008-09, the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering received about $115 million in sponsored research funding which comprised 39 percent of the college’s entire budget, exceeding both tuition (24 percent) and the state allocation (29 percent).
- Throughout the past several years, the College of Science and Engineering is second only to the Medical School in the amount of research funding brought into the University of Minnesota from its researchers.
- The College of Science and Engineering leads the University of Minnesota in federal stimulus funding with more than 50 grants totaling more than $61 million. This includes $40 million to the School of Physics and Astronomy from the U.S. Department of Energy to building the NOvA neutrino lab in northern Minnesota.