North Minnepolis

Welcome to UROC

Located in North Minneapolis, the Robert J.Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) links the University of Minnesota in vital public partnership with urban communities to advance learning, improve quality of life, and discover breakthrough solutions to critical problems. Since opening its doors in 2009, UROC has worked to build thriving, innovative, and respectful collaborations, create new models of urban and community development, and strengthen the University as a vital engaged 21st century university serving the public good.

Voices of the Future: Linking Historical Trauma, Ambiguous Loss, and Financial Decision Making Among African American Families research team
Slow Roll cyclists gather at Theodore Wirth Regional Park for a ride to the George Floyd memorial.
Cracked Justice by Carolyn Crump
Robert Jones

News Highlights

Advancing Climate Solutions. Now.: U of M Swain Policy Series— 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 26

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will headline the inaugural conversation of Advancing Climate Solutions. Now., a new public discussion series hosted by the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Institute on the Environment…

UROC's Josie R. Johnson Engaged Dissertation Fellows Program —Applications due November 1, 2021

UROC seeks University of Minnesota doctoral students for its community-engaged research fellow program. Program elements include work space at UROC with meeting space and wifi, a $500 professional development stipend, academic and partnership…

2021 UROC Research Agenda Grant Competition — Deadline: 8 p.m. Monday, October 25

UROC seeks proposals by University of Minnesota faculty to address the critical issues outlined in the UROC Research Agenda through collaborative, community-based research projects. The agenda and its annual annual grant competition aim to stimulate…