Institutes and Centers

Students in a Clifton Strengths class

Clifton Strengths Institute

The Clifton Strengths Institute is designed to identify and maximize talent of college students, faculty and staff to guide their personal, professional and leadership development through the use and application of strengths-based sciences.

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Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior – CB3 for short – is a highly interdisciplinary center that brings together distinguished UNL faculty in the social, biological and behavioral sciences and engineering.

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Center on Children, Families and the Law faculty

Center for Children, Families and the Law

The Center on Children, Families, and the Law (CCFL) is a home for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public service on issues related to child and family policy and services.

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Kenneth Price and Katheryn Walter, co-directors of the Center

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities promotes collaborative, transdisciplinary digital humanities research and encourages grants in the humanities. Through its endowment, the Center provides mentoring opportunities for the next generation of humanities scholars.

Visit the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities website

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Center for Entrepreneurship

Each year, nearly 1,000 UNL students complete courses taught through the Center for Entrepreneurship. Building from their ideas, both undergraduate and graduate students learn how to creatively and systematically develop their ideas into businesses.

Visit the Center for Entrepreneurship website

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Center for Great Plains Studies

The Center for Great Plains Studies is a regional research and teaching program with the mission to foster the study of and appreciation for the people, cultures, and natural environment of the Great Plains.

Visit the Center for Great Plains Studies website

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Confucius Institute

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Confucius Institute is a non-profit public institute with a mission of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture in Lincoln and the state of Nebraska.

Visit the Confucius Institute website

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Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA)

CARMA is an interdisciplinary consortium devoted to helping faculty, graduate students and professionals learn of current developments in various areas of research methods and statistics.

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Food Innovation Center

The NIC Food Innovation Center is a 178,000 square-foot complex serving private/public partnerships. The center provides world-class facilities for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Food Science and Technology Department, ConAgra Foods, Inc. and other private companies in leased space.

Learn more about the Food Innovation Center

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Global Consortium for International Family Studies

The Global Consortium for International Family Studies (GCIFS) is a partnership of universities around the world devoted to advancing the field of family studies globally.

Visit the Global Consortium for International Family Studies website

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Greenhouse Innovation Center

The NIC Greenhouse Innovation Center is 45,000 square feet of greenhouse and headhouse space. The facility features state-of-the-art computer environmental controls, a LemnaTec High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping system, and 22 foot eve heights to allow for optimal air circulation. The greenhouses are heated and cooled with sustainable energy.

Learn more about the Greenhouse Innovation Center

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Harris Center for Judaic Studies

The Harris Center for Judaic Studies promotes and supports scholarship in Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and serves as a vibrant center of academic activity and public programming.

Visit the Harris Center website

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Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities

The Joslyn Institute has been selected by UN Habitat as part of a world urban campaign initiative focusing on the built environment to promote sustainable development.

Visit the Joslyn Institute website

Researchers in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Family and Schools

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Family and Schools

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools is an interdisciplinary research center with the mission of impacting lives through research that advances learning and development.

Visit the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Family and Schools website

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Nebraska Center for Virology

Faculty engage in mentoring young scientists and students from the U.S. and abroad and seek to attract more researchers to Nebraska.

Visit the Nebraska Center for Virology website

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Nebraska Water Center

The Water Center focuses on helping the University of Nebraska become an international leader in water research, teaching, extension and outreach.

Visit the Nebraska Water Center Center website

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Spanish Studies Institute

The Spanish Studies Institute at UNL's main goal is to enhance the teaching of the Spanish language and its culture in the states of Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas by providing a meeting point for teachers, students and administrators of all levels involved in the teaching and studying of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. 

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Water for Food Institute

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, established in 2010 through a generous grant from the Robert B. Daugherty Foundation, was created to combine the best of the University’s expertise in water and food to address the challenges of improving the use and management of water in agriculture.

Visit the Water for Food Institute website