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Here, Discovery is a Daily Occurrence.
The University of Nebraska has been a hub for groundbreaking research and innovative activity ever since we were founded to drive the growth of a state on the frontier of our nation.
Today, our frontiers are found in the advancements we make in agriculture and natural resources, transportation and highway safety, early childhood education, nanotechnology and alternative energy. We also tackle a wide range of public health issues. With research in cancer, diabetes, organ transplantation, aging, and
neurodegenerative diseases, we are improving the quality of life for people in Nebraska and around the world.
These endless interdisciplinary, inter-campus, and inter-institutional undertakings make it no surprise the University of Nebraska is among the top 30 U.S. public universities in research and development spending. Research funding has more than doubled since 2000, which has helped us build world-class facilities in Lincoln and at our Medical Center.
Research by Campus
Finding Answers to Questions the World Didn't Know to Ask
Pioneering New Ways to Treat and Diagnose Brain Disease
A UNL researcher’s novel system for measuring brain health could change the way we treat stroke, Parkinson’s disease, autism and more.
Annual Student Research Day
This annual event is held each spring for UNK students to present their scholarly work through presentations, speeches, musical performances and art exhibitions.
Students Help Preserve Broken Bow’s History
UNK class partners with Custer County Historical Museum to organize a History Harvest to help preserve local history.
Becoming a Global Force in the Neurological Sciences
UNMC/Nebraska Medicine’s new Mind and Brain Health Labs offers driving simulation and sophisticated data recording that will improve patient care.
Closing the Education Outcome Gap for Latino Students
The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools is working to support the country’s fastest-growing minority demographic by building family-school partnerships.
Nebraska Applied Research Institute Created
The Nebraska Applied Research Institute, or NARI, builds on the groundbreaking academic research and has found a new home at UNO.
Improving the Health of Nebraska Farmers
Automation and fast food affect rural and urban residents alike. A UNMC pilot project will gauge heart disease risk among farmers to inform solutions.
Educating others about the Significance of Afghanistan
The mission of the Center for Afghanistan Studies is to empower Afghans to develop their economy and civil society, as well as to study and promote the uniquely beautiful cultures of Afghanistan.
Researcher Finds Shoe Stiffness Impacts Energy Use
A new study led by a UNO researcher shows one key element of shoe design can significantly impact the energy cost of walking.
Advancing Treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease
UNMC researchers receive $3.5 million grant from NIH to discover why traditional treatments of peripheral artery disease (PAD) aren't effective.
Unique Opportunities for Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate research is a particular strength of UNK's learning environment. With many opportunities for funded research, students in all different areas of discipline are able to pursue deeper understandings of their subjects.
Facilities: Where the Real Work Happens
Recent Awards and Recognition
How to Benefit from Our Expertise
We’re always looking for new opportunities to change and be changed for the better. And we're particularly excited about ventures that foster entrepreneurship and economic competitiveness in Nebraska. Explore our current partnerships, become a partner yourself, or get involved in our tech transfer efforts.Click here to see us in action: University Technology Development Corporation
Put New Technology to Work
Our tech transfer partners help us to grow ideas into tangible, innovative solutions that we could not create alone.Click here to see us in action: UNeMed
Click here to see us in action: NUtech Ventures
We are in constant collaboration with public and private businesses, organizations, and agencies to solve real-world issues through research.Click here to see us in action: Nebraska Innovation Campus
We have the resources, insight and interest to make a positive impact on the communities we call home.Click here to see us in action: UNO Community Engagement Center
Total FY2018 research expenditures, in millions
Annual economic impact on Nebraska from our research, in millions
Patent applications from NU research in 2018