Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota

  • The Office for Public Engagement is sponsoring walking tours of University district neighborhoods that spotlight community-University partnerships.

  • UMD student Persabelle Debela creates partnerships with local businesses to improve fair trade coffee exports.

  • Youth Central is helping parents and caregivers access University K-12 programs.

  • Growing North Minneapolis is increasing access to fresh produce and teaching urban farming skills to North Minneapolis youth.

  • Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships Director Kathy Draeger's work with Minnesota's rural grocers and farmers is featured in University's latest Driven to Discover campaign.

  • The University's Acara Challenge is an annual competition to fund students that are developing solutions to address social and/or environmental challenges.

Building the engaged public research university of the 21st century

At the University of Minnesota, public engagement is the partnership of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to advance research, teaching and outreach. Read More.


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