Why the University of Minnesota?

A leading research university

The University of Minnesota is a top public research university with world-class academics, award-winning faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities.







A dynamic hub for medical devices, biotechnology, and start-ups


3D map showing the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering's proximity to the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, UMN health sciences and 1,000+ local healthcare companies

The University of Minnesota is in the heart of one of the world’s largest medical device clusters and an emerging biotechnology sector.


By the numbers

Dedicated support for new faculty

New Department of Biomedical Engineering assistant professors receive comprehensive support:

  • A dedicated team of senior faculty, including the Department Head, that’s focused on helping you start a successful career.
  • Mentorship and advice without interfering in your academic independence or freedom.
  • Guidance to help you through the promotion and tenure process.
Nils Hasselmo Hall


UMN Twin Cities campus

Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion

A great place to live

A respectful, safe environment

The safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, and visitors is a top priority at the University of Minnesota.

Safe Campus

Public safety

M Safe: The President's campus safety initiative