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86 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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The Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) is an interdisciplinary training institute for evaluation studies at the University of Minnesota. We provide high-quality theoretical, technical, and practical training to professional evaluators and we are committed to supporting evaluation that values stakeholder participation and collaboration. MESI is part of the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). We are unique in bringing together faculty expertise from the college, the School of Public Health, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and Minnesota Extension.

Have Evaluation Questions or Needs?

If you are in need of evaluation services or evaluation training, please contact us. After answering a few questions in our online form, and having a short conversation with MESI staff, we can help to connect you with our network of evaluation professionals across the University, the Twin Cities, and greater Minnesota.

Revised September 29, 2015

2016 Spring Training

Information and Registration


For the 2015-16 academic year MESI is conducting multiple high-quality training events. We hope you join us! We will continue to connect evaluation users with evaluators but do not plan on engaging in new contracts at this time. Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to build evaluation capacity through university community partnerships!

Upcoming Events

Events Calendar

2015 Presentations

Summer Institute

Spring Training