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The University of Minnesota was established as a land-grant college, meaning the federal government gave it land to use or sell to provide an education for students of all incomes. As the University grew, so did the city around it, and the University has adapted its historic land-grant mission to fit its surroundings and has dedicated itself to resolving complex contemporary issues in the urban age. University of Minnesota’s home page>>


Extension OfficeMinnesota extension

Extension takes the latest research from the University labs into people’s lives – where they live, work and play. Extension combines University scholarship and research with local expertise and engages people, organizations, and communities across Minnesota to build capacity create opportunities and solve problems. Among the issues they address: safe water, farm profitability, healthy food, renewable energy, main street business challenges, and limited family finances. Learn more>>


Ten-Point Plan for Advancing and Institutionalizing Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota

Minnesota officeThe University of Minnesota’s Ten-Point Plan for Advancing and Institutionalizing Public Engagement, produced in June 2008 by the Office for Public Engagement, articulates a set of action steps designed to secure the full institutionalization of public engagement across the five campuses of the University. The action steps build on the important foundational work that has been led by the members of the Council on Public Engagement (COPE) and the various public engagement leaders, coordinators, and partners across the campuses. Read the full plan (PDF) >>