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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

Research + Issues

A public policy and planning school like the Humphrey School doesn't just "admire the problem." Our role is to investigate critical challenges and prepare students to solve the problems of today —and tomorrow.
At the Cutting Edge

Assistant Professor Ryan Allen is investigating what Somali immigrant experiences in the United States and Norway might mean for the future of the East African country as people return to their homeland.


Ryan Allen



Solving Problems

Faculty members at the Humphrey School maintain a rich portfolio of research projects addressing some of the most pressing issues of the day—climate change, congestion, racial disparities, affordable housing, international development, cross-sector collaboration, financing for public infrastructure, intervention and education programs, and humanitarianism, to name a few.

Private gifts, as well as support from corporate and foundation donors, funds this process of analysis and discovery and gives students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience as part of their degree programs.


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Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
300 Humphrey Center
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455