About the U of M
The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and the state's primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation.
The University of Minnesota's cutting-edge research and creation of new knowledge significantly contributes to world understanding and learning. As the state's primary research institution, the University receives 98 percent of all federally sponsored research grants awarded to higher education institutions in Minnesota.
The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota is one of few colleges nationwide devoted to biological sciences. CBS explores a world of opportunities, from molecules to ecosystems, to improve human health, develop renewable resources, enhance agriculture, and restore the environment.
Last Updated: 02-10-2006