SYSTEMWIDE INITIATIVES

IT'S ALL HAPPENING
HERE. ONLY IN
NEBRASKA.

FOR THE GENERATIONS OF LEADERS WE’LL INSPIRE

An Excellent Education That’s Accessible and Affordable

Together, we can ensure that every student has every opportunity to learn, to succeed and to build a rewarding career while we also address critical workforce issues in our state. The Presidential Scholars Program covers the total cost of attendance for Nebraska students who score a perfect 36 on their ACT or an equivalent SAT score of 1570 or above. Nebraska Promise covers undergraduate tuition for students who meet academic qualifications and family income criteria. Such programs make a college education attainable for more students. Help us keep college within reach for all Nebraska students.

FOR THE CHILDREN WE WILL HELP SUCCEED

Making Nebraska the Best Place in the Nation to Be a Baby​

By leveraging the resources of the four campuses of the University of Nebraska and applying the best of what is known about the science and benefits of early childhood intervention, the Buffett Early Childhood Institute serves as a catalyst for change and provides a unified vision for transforming early childhood development.

FOR THE LIVES WE’LL SAVE AND THE SOLUTIONS WE’LL BRING

Creating the Future We Need Now

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute addresses one of the most urgent, complex challenges of the 21st century: how to achieve greater food security with less stress on water resources. To meet this mission, DWFI must attract key specialists for innovative research and development, train the next generation of water for food leaders, share the knowledge and research that will save lives and stabilize economies and build strong partnerships.

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"In Nebraska, we've shown that when we rally around a big idea and work hard to get it done, anything is possible. Indeed, the unity of purpose in building a better future is something I've experienced Only in Nebraska. Together, we're now poised to bring our cherished university from excellent to truly extraordinary."
Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., University of Nebraska System President
“In creating the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, Nebraska has set a high bar for what’s possible when talented and committed people from across the university system and around the state come together to make a difference for children, families and the incredible professionals who serve them.”
Dr. Walter Gilliam, Executive Director, BECI
“The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has become a world leader in addressing one of the most urgent challenges of our time. With the institute consistently working with global organizations at the highest possible levels, Nebraska does not simply have a seat at the table in this conversation — we are driving the conversation.”
Peter G. McCornick, Ph.D., Executive Director, DWFI

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