University of Minnesota Institute of Technology

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students =6954 students (4430 Undergraduate; 2524 Graduate)
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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.

Rankings

The programs offered by the Institute of Technology are rated among the best in the nation [ [http://www.it.umn.edu/about/rankings.html National Rankings for IT Programs ] ] , particularly in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. [ [http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/brief/enps03_brief.php USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2008: Chemical ] ]

The University has also announced its intentions to become one of the top 3 public research institutions. [ [http://www1.umn.edu/umnnews/Feature_Stories/Regents_approve_biomedical_initiative_to_move_the_U_among_the_top_3_public_research_universities.html Regents approve biomedical initiative to move the U among the top 3 public research universities: UMNnews: U of M ] ]

Departments [ [http://www.it.umn.edu/about/directory/index.html 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:
** [http://bp.cfans.umn.edu/ Bio-based Products]
** [http://bp.cfans.umn.edu/ Biosystems] and Agricultural Engineering
** Statistics
*And two other IT departments grant degrees:
** [http://www.cdtl.umn.edu/ Center For Development of Technological Leadership]
** [http://www.physics.umn.edu/groups/hsci History of Science and Technology]

Research Centers

* [http://www.bti.umn.edu/ BioTechnology Institute]
* [http://www.charfac.umn.edu/ Characterization Facility]
* Charles Babbage Institute
* [http://www.dtc.umn.edu/ Digital Technology Center]
* [http://www.iprime.umn.edu/ Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering]
* [http://www.ima.umn.edu/ Institute for Mathematics and its Applications]
* [http://www.mtl.umn.edu/ Nanofabrication Center]
* [http://www.fperc.org/ NSF Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power]
* [http://www.mrsec.umn.edu/ NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center]
* [http://www.mast.umn.edu/ NSF Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) System]
* [http://www.nced.umn.edu/ NSF National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED)]
* [http://www.msi.umn.edu/ Supercomputing Institute]
* [http://www.cts.umn.edu/ Center for Transportation Studies]

References

External links

* [http://www.it.umn.edu/ Official website]
* [http://www.it.umn.edu/about/index.html About IT]


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