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Teamwork, innovation, and learning

When it opens in 2020, the University of Minnesota’s new Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) will usher in a new era of teamwork, helping to train health professionals who are ready to work together to meet the needs of our communities.

This state-of-the-art facility will serve as the “front door” to the University’s health sciences schools, educating students in a space that promotes active learning and collaboration. The new space will significantly improve the student experience, as many of the schools’ current education facilities are more than 40 years old, and will help attract the best and brightest students and faculty to the U.

Infographic showing the new facility's new features

Infographic showing stats about Minnesota's health system

Published on April 25, 2018

Pie chart showing funding levels

By the numbers


Square feet of outdated facilities being replaced by the HSEC


Approximate number of health sciences students educated at the U each year


Number of “1:Button Video Recording Studios” — fully automated, professional HD video recording spaces in which students can conduct mock patient interviews and create multimedia presentations


Maker and Innovation Space, where students, faculty, and community partners are exposed to new technologies (such as 3-D printing), become familiar with the innovation process, develop confidence in prototyping ideas, and put those ideas into practice to solve health care problems


Number of large active-learning classrooms with 135 to 200 seats each, designed to encourage collaborative learning