University of Minnesota Institute of Technology

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The Institute of Technology (IT) is a college at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was created in 1935 by bringing together the University’s programs in engineering, mining, architecture, and chemistry. Today, IT contains 12 departments and 24 research centers that focus on engineering, the physical sciences, and mathematics.


The programs offered by the Institute of Technology are rated among the best in the nation [ [ National Rankings for IT Programs ] ] , particularly in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. [ [ America's Best Colleges 2008: Chemical ] ]

The University has also announced its intentions to become one of the top 3 public research institutions. [ [ Regents approve biomedical initiative to move the U among the top 3 public research universities: UMNnews: U of M ] ]

Departments [ [ IT Departments ] ]

* Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
* Astronomy
* Biomedical Engineering
* Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
* Chemistry
* Civil Engineering
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Electrical and Computer Engineering
* Geology and Geophysics
* Mathematics
* Mechanical Engineering
* Physics
*Additionally, IT pairs with other departments at the University to offer degree-granting programs in:
** [ Bio-based Products]
** [ Biosystems] and Agricultural Engineering
** Statistics
*And two other IT departments grant degrees:
** [ Center For Development of Technological Leadership]
** [ History of Science and Technology]

Research Centers

* [ BioTechnology Institute]
* [ Characterization Facility]
* Charles Babbage Institute
* [ Digital Technology Center]
* [ Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering]
* [ Institute for Mathematics and its Applications]
* [ Nanofabrication Center]
* [ NSF Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power]
* [ NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center]
* [ NSF Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) System]
* [ NSF National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED)]
* [ Supercomputing Institute]
* [ Center for Transportation Studies]


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ About IT]

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