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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 75 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

Current Research

Finding Answers to Questions the World Didn't Know to Ask

A UNL researcher could change the way we treat stroke, Parkinson’s disease, autism and more.

This annual event gives UNK students a chance to present their scholarly work through presentations, speeches, and art.

UNK class partners with Custer County Historical Museum to organize a History Harvest to preserve local history.

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine’s Mind and Brain Health Labs offer driving simulation to improve patient care.

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools is building family-school partnerships.

The Nebraska Applied Research Institute, or NARI, builds on the groundbreaking academic research and has found a new home at UNO.

Automation and fast food affect rural and urban residents alike. A UNMC project gauges heart disease risk to inform solutions.

The Center for Afghanistan Studies empowers Afghans to develop their economy and civil society, and promote the cultures of Afghanistan.

A UNO researcher shows one element of shoe design can significantly impact the energy cost of walking.

UNMC researchers receive $3.5 million from NIH to discover why traditional treatments of peripheral artery disease (PAD) aren't effective.

UNK has funded research opportunities in all disciplines so students are able to pursue deeper understandings of their subjects.

UNL Libraries and computer science have teamed up to use visual cues – rather than text – to cull poems from historic newspapers.

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.

Solve Problems

We are in constant collaboration with public and private businesses, organizations, and agencies to solve real-world issues through research.

Strengthen Communities

We have the resources, insight and interest to make a positive impact on the communities we call home.


Total FY2022 research expenditures, in millions


Total research awards across the NU System in FY2022


Patents granted to NU in 2022 for faculty research & discoveries


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