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Keeping Our Country Safe

Did you know that the University of Nebraska has a Department of Defense think tank that works on national defense research? The National Strategic Research Institute is one of only 13 DoD-sponsored university research centers in the U.S.

Our researchers are finding better ways to detect nuclear material. Deconstruct how ISIS recruits and radicalizes. Defend against cyberhackers. Neutralize and contain biological weapons. Protect our warfighters.

To find out more about the people who are doing this work, read below. And if the University has impacted you, please share your story on social media and tag it with #NUforNE.


Liaquat Hossain

Training Cyber Defense Professionals

Both the U.S. government and businesses around the country are actively seeking cybersecurity professionals. UNK is feeding the demand with highly qualified new graduates who are ready to impress.

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Christos Argyropoulos

National Defense Research

The recipient of a $750,000 grant to develop groundbreaking advancements in metal for military applications is located right here in Nebraska. And he’s using the opportunity to promote the University's position as a research stronghold.

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Keely Buesing

Lifesaving Medical Technology

University researchers are developing a lifesaving system for warfighters en route to a hospital. Learn why the Department of Defense is backing the project with $3.8M.

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Gina Ligon

Counterterrorism Data

In a unique project supported by the DoD, this business professor is leveraging a knowledge of leadership and organizational structure to collect and update data on the world’s most dangerous individuals.

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