Nebraska's Research Trajectory

RESEARCH EXPENDITURES HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED IN 15 YEARS

NEBRASKA's research trajectory continues to exceed the pace of most national research institutions. This growth is arising from multiple centers and departments across campus, but in particular, it is clear that this university is fast becoming the global focal point for the effort to provide more food with less water through improved water management in agricultural and food systems. We are also leading the way in other critical fields including physics, nanotechnology, virology, early childhood education, digital humanities, and many more.

For more information on the innovative research ongoing at UNL, visit our Office of Research & Economic Development site.

RECORD 8 FACULTY NAMED AAAS FELLOWS

In 2015, eight University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members were named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished achievements that advance science or its application.

This is the first time eight UNL scientists have been elected AAAS fellows in the same year. UNL's previous record of six AAAS fellows was set in 2013. For more information on the eight faculty members, read the story in UNL Today.

NEBRASKA INNOVATION CAMPUS OPENING CELEBRATED IN 2015

Core buildings now open include:

  • • Innovation Commons
  • • Food Innovation Center
  • • Greenhouse Innovation Center
  • • National Science Foundation supporting NEBRASKA's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
  • • Physicists, chemists and engineers collaborate to study nanostructures and materials
Fall 2015 enrollment was 25,260 students
  • • 3rd largest freshman class in 2015
  • • 3rd consecutive year of enrollment growth
SLATED FOR 2017 OPENING
  • • 240,000-square-foot CBA building
  • • State-of-the-art classrooms
  • • Floor plan more conducive to greater Ph.D. student/faculty interaction