At the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, we seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. And we apply our expertise as students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities across Minnesota.
The flagship of the University of Minnesota System, the Twin Cities campus is Minnesota’s only land-grant university and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation.
Founded in 1851 near Saint Anthony Falls on the banks of the Mississippi River, we are one of five universities in the nation with an engineering school, medical school, law school, veterinary medicine school, and agricultural school all on one campus.
The University of Minnesota System is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.
We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. Students in all majors have the opportunity to participate in research alongside professors who are leaders in their fields.
We prepare students to meet the most complex challenges facing society today. Students engage with professors and fellow students from the very beginning, developing their strengths with beyond-the-classroom experiences.
We apply our expertise to meet the needs of Minnesota, our nation, and the world. We partner with communities across Minnesota to engage our students, faculty, and staff in addressing society's most pressing issues.
Innovative and Inspiring Faculty
Who We Are
Our 4,000 faculty members form the cornerstone of the Twin Cities campus. Faculty have won Guggenheim Fellowships, MacArthur Fellowships (“genius grants"), Nobel Prizes, and other honors and include members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and more.
Dedicated and Driven Staff
Our staff are known for being exceptionally dedicated—committed to the University of Minnesota's mission and to each other. While nationwide the average time spent with an employer is four years, employees stay at the U of M for an average of eight years. They stay because they know their work matters.
A History of Education and Discovery
Bringing people together in new ways, fostering discoveries, and making our world a better place is what we do at the University of Minnesota. And we’ve been doing it for more than 150 years.
Our world-class faculty are known for life-changing inventions such as the pacemaker, the retractable seat belt, cancer therapies, biodegradable plastics, and technologies that advance agricultural production.
A Commitment to Diversity
At the University of Minnesota we value having a diversity of views and experiences that enrich our campus community and foster excellence. We are dedicated to creating a campus culture that respects everyone equally.
U of M Nationally Recognized for Diversity
The University of Minnesota has made a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe our workforce should reflect the true diversity of our community. As a result of our efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus, the U of M was named to the Forbes list of America's Best Employers for Diversity for 2018.
Work with Purpose
Awards and Recognition
We are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019). In addition, the U of M received the Seven Seals Award in 2019 from the Minnesota Chapter of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
What's Your Purpose?
Working at the University, you’ll be a vital part of our mission of education, research, and community outreach. Watch this video to learn about the life-changing contributions we make to Minnesota and the world.