GC Research: Featured Story

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Many of the most pressing issues in society, from equitable access to health care to sustainable land use, are also the most complex. University researchers are increasingly coming together across disciplines to combine their areas of expertise and take a more comprehensive approach to solving these issues.  

The University of Minnesota’s Grand Challenges Research Initiative aims to enhance this type of interdisciplinary research by jumpstarting new collaborations, engaging external partners, and helping faculty compete for resources to sustain larger research efforts. Grand Challenges research, which complements other interdisciplinary work already underway at the U, is part of Driving Tomorrow, the Twin Cities strategic plan led by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to accelerate advancement of excellence in research, teaching, and outreach. Read complete story (INQUIRY, OVPR, 1/18/2018)