Pioneering New Frontiers
University of Nebraska faculty can provide the news media with expertise, background and perspective on a wide range of issues -- from medical research to political issues, agriculture and natural resources, energy, transportation, business and ethics, information technology and biosecurity.
To find an expert in a specific field, please contact:
Office of the Vice President for University Affairs
Publications & Reports
State of the University Addresses / Annual Reports
Board of Regents Reports
The University of Nebraska is a state-funded agency, with approximately one-fourth of the operating budget coming from state funds. University representatives meet regularly with legislators to provide information on the financial needs of the university, as well as a variety of policy issues that impact higher education in our state.
In addition, many individuals and organizations who have an interest in maintaining and building the quality of the University of Nebraska serve as informal "ambassadors," contacting state senators and other policy-makers on issues of importance to the university and the State of Nebraska. New ambassadors are always welcome. Read more and/or sign up to be a university ambassador.
Our State Governmental Relations office is the university's link to state government. We track issues of importance and provide information or testimony during and between legislative sessions.
Other information of interest
Become an ambassador
Nebraska's Nursing Shortage
Impact of NU Research
Public Opinion Research
The University of Nebraska Strategic Framework guides university-wide planning to help build and sustain a Nebraska that offers its citizens educational and economic opportunity and a high quality of life.
The framework consists of six inter-related goals emphasizing access and affordability, quality programs, workforce and economic development, research growth, engagement with the state, and accountability. Each goal has related objectives, with strategies and accountability measures developed for Board and university-wide monitoring over a multi-year period.
Each campus has established a set of quality indicators that provide a means to evaluate achievement and momentum related to many of these objectives.
UNL quality indicators
UNO quality indicators
UNK strategic plan
UNMC quality indicators
Accountability Measure Report
Strategic Framework Dashboard Indicators
Communications & Marketing
The communications office of the University of Nebraska is responsible for information regarding the activities of university administration, the Board of Regents and the office of the president.
University Affairs at the University of Nebraska is devoted to economic development and university engagement, strategic communications and marketing, public relations, and state and federal government relations.
Vice President, University Affairs
Senior Associate Vice President and Director, Government Relations
Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator
Media Resource Center
The resource center includes current and archived news releases, media contact information, downloadable photos and the University of Nebraska factbook, which contains statistical information on students, faculty, staff, research, tuition and facilities.
The University's identity standards, including downloadable logos and templates, as well as advertisements created for the Pioneering New Frontiers campaign can also be found here.