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 and students have generated 604 invention disclosures, 118 patents and 10 start-up companies.
- In 2012-13, the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering received $134 million in sponsored research funding which comprised 44 percent of the college's budget, exceeding both tuition (37 percent) and the state allocation (19 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 build the NOvA neutrino lab in northern Minnesota.