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Faculty Accolades and Alumni Accomplishments

Norman BorlaugMany of our 3,500 professors have won prestigious awards, including Guggenheim Fellowships and Nobel Prizes. They conduct amazing research that helps solve some of the world's most pressing problem. If you are especially interested in research, you can search the Experts@Minnesota database to find many of the research areas our faculty members are engaged in.

Our prestigious group of graduates include U.S. and foreign diplomats, Olympians, and accomplished scientists, authors, and artists; collectively our alumni have founded 19,000 companies. Alumnus Norman Borlaug (Ph.D. '42) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for contributions to the Green Revolution through his development of disease-resistance wheat. Samuel Kaplan, who earned both an undergraduate and law degree from the University, served as Ambassador to Morocco from 2009 to 2013. Read about some of our outstanding international alumni who have received the University's Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals.  Or, view alumni accomplishments and discoveries organized by academic area.