Thanks to fellowships, the U of M competes globally for the most talented students
The recruitment of high-quality graduate students is key to maintaining and advancing a primary purpose of the University of Minnesota: deepening what we know about our world and ensuring that new knowledge becomes available to policy makers, community leaders, and the public at large.
At the U of M, as at any major research institution, there is profound interdependence between stellar faculty and their talented graduate students. Under the direction of top scholars, graduate students in dozens of disciplines create knowledge while contributing greatly to the University's thriving intellectual community. They conduct research, lead outreach efforts, and complete project-based learning activities while developing into experts in their fields.