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The BME Department at the University of Minnesota seeks to:
Deliver innovative educational programs of the highest quality at all degree levels
Conduct pioneering high-impact research spanning from basic science to clinical and technological application
Serve the local biomedical engineering community around the University, in LifeScience Alley, and beyond via these pursuits
The Department is an academic unit of the College of Science and Engineering. It serves to administer biomedical engineering degree programs at all levels (Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral programs). While research possibilities among the graduate faculty span the full spectrum of biomedical engineering, the Department has established interests in cardiovascular, neural, and cell engineering and seeks to focus growth and excellence in these research areas as it grows. Since 2005-2006, when the data for the most recent NRC rankings were collected, the department’s full-time faculty size has increased from 6 to 16, and the faculty’s research expenditures and publications per year have increased more than 100%. These increases reflect the rapid growth of our research programs in terms of size and impact.
Whether you are a prospective undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral student, or a prospective faculty member, the University of Minnesota is an excellent choice for biomedical engineering research and education.
Our department is uniquely located on the University campus at the intersection of the College of Science and Engineering and the Academic Health Center, directly adjacent to a teaching hospital.
The Twin Cities are home to a major medical device industry, including Boston Scientific, Medtronic, 3M, St. Jude Medical, and over 500 other local companies.
The University's location in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area offers a dynamic mix of culture, sports, and indoor/outdoor recreation activities - a high quality of life with a low cost of living.
We look forward to you joining us!