Global Engagement

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Global Engagement

Our quest for new knowledge takes us around the world and excites others to collaborate with Nebraska.

GLST 391 students talk to Bertie Ahern via Zoom

Creative alternatives to study abroad with experts in Ireland and the Middle East, among others.

Scientific illustration

Advancing magnetism with the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the City University of Hong Kong, and the University of Science and Technology of China.

Stephen Behrendt and the cover of his book on women Irish poets

Giving women Irish poets a voice with Cork University in Ireland.


Fulbright awards

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.

Four CAS students received awards in 2019. There were 14 CAS student awardees in 2018, two CAS faculty awardees in 2017, 10 CAS student awardees in 2016, and three CAS student awardees in 2015.

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.

In 2018, 11 CAS students received awards, and in 2017, five CAS students received awards.

Gilman Scholarships
Paul Black and Concetta DiRusso

Pinpointing tumor-related protein to improve cancer treatment with Moscow State Medical University, among others

Peter Angeletti and Cameron Klein

Linking cervical microbiome and cancer with the Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Tanzania

Coalcliff in New South Wales, Australia

Understanding Earth’s largest extinction event with the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Geoscience Australia, and Bocking Associates

LHC visualization

Storing data and software for new Large Hadron Collider project with the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland

Abla Hasan

Launching Nebraska's Global Virtual Project with the University of Nizwa in Oman

Jay Storz

Understanding high-altitude bird evolution with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Aarhus University in Denmark

Parallel emergence of electron gas and gas of positively charged holes

Observing long-sought nanoscale phenomenon with Sungkyunkwan University and Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea

image of catalysts

Designing clean-energy catalysts with Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Barn swallows

Mapping barn swallow song with Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University in Turkey, State Darwin Museum in Russia, Babeş-Bolyai University in Romania, and Academia Sinica in Taiwan

Xin Zhang

Improving solar-cell material with King Abdullah University of Technology in Saudi Arabia

hosting African students

Exchanging culture with 20 students from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola and South Africa

Braithwaite teaching

Engaging with Russian students with Tyumen State University


Discovering microbes under Antarctic ice with University of Venice in Italy and Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom

Kirk Dombrowski

Preventing HIV spread in Puerto Rico with the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Pilar De Zubiaurre

Shedding light on Spanish history and culture with Museum of Fine Arts in Spain

Trisha Spanbauer

Understanding ecosystem change with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Sweden and James Cook University in Australia

Armenian Genocide conference

Studying the Armenian Genocide with scholars from Armenia, Cambodia, Canada, Holland, Hungary, and Israel

Jay Storz

Furthering evolutionary science with Aarhus University in Denmark

Jean Marcel Ngoko Djiokap and Anthony Starace

Forging ahead in attosecond science with Aarhus University in Denmark and Voronezh State University in Russia

John DeLong

Measuring global population-energy relationship with Kent University in England

Matthias Fuchs

Taking X-rays further with Bar-Ilan University in Israel

Evgeny Tsymbal and Tula Paudel

Improving information technology materials with University of Twente in the Netherlands, National University in Singapore, and Trinity College in Ireland

Research team

Finding new materials for nanotechnology devices with the Korea Institute of Materials Science and Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea