Global Engagement

map of global engagement
Global Engagement


Our tenacious quest for new knowledge takes us around the world and excites others to work, study, and learn with us in Nebraska.

Xin Zhang

Improving solar-cell material with scientists in Saudi Arabia

hosting African students

Hosting African students

Braithwaite teaching

Teaching the Global Classroom in Russia


Discovering microbes under Antarctic ice

Kirk Dombrowski

Preventing HIV spread in Puerto Rico

Pilar De Zubiaurre

Shedding light on Spanish history and culture

Trisha Spanbauer

Understanding ecosystem change with researchers in the U.S., Australia, and Sweden

Armenian Genocide conference

Hosting the Armenian Genocide Conference featuring scholars from seven countries


Cultural exchange between the U.S. and other countries

Recent graduates, graduate students and young professionals
can conduct research, study or teach in one of 155 countries.

In 2017: faculty Dawne Curry and Amelia Montes (right) received awards.

In 2016: a record ten students received awards: Katelyn Hemmeke, Annie Himes, Aaron Hostetler, Ethan Koopman, Bailey Lathrop, Sophia Loveless, Rachel O'Hanlon, Helen Pitts, Kevin Thor, and Josh Valdez.

In 2015: three students received awards: Julia DeLaRosa, Kelsey Lee, and Courtney Leikam

Dawne Curry and Amelia Montes
Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez at Large Hadron Collider

Managing at a particle accelerator in France

Jay Storz

Furthering evolutionary science with researchers in the U.S. and Denmark

Jean Marcel Ngoko Djiokap and Anthony Starace

Forging ahead in attosecond science with scientists from the U.S., Denmark, and Russia

John DeLong

Measuring global population-energy relationship with a researcher from England

Matthias Fuchs

Taking X-rays further with U.S. and Israeli scientists

Evgeny Tsymbal and Tula Paudel

Improving information technology materials with researchers from Singapore, Ireland, and the Netherlands

Research team

Finding new materials for nanotechnology devices with researchers from Korea and the U.S.


Gilman Scholarships

Greater cultural awareness for greater leadership

Undergraduate students are awarded up to $5,000 to study or intern abroad. They can gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies -- preparing them for leadership roles.

Five students received Gilman scholarships in 2017.

Gilman Scholarships