As the world’s population explodes to an estimated 9 billion people by 2050, farmers face the daunting challenge of making the most of every acre of suitable land while preserving the environment.
Increasing yields on existing farmland obviates turning to rainforests, wetlands and other unsuitable land. “The critical question is: Where in the world do we have existing farmland with the capacity to produce much higher, stable yields?” said Ken Cassman, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Starting in January 2012 the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been a host institution for the Brazilian Scientific Mobility program, or Ciência sem Fronteiras. As an initiative of the Brazilian government, 100,000 of Brazil’s brightest students will complete one year of study in a STEM field at an institution in the United States.
UNL’s experimental high-energy physics team celebrated the discovery of a new particle matching the long-theorized Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that may prove to be the final piece in understanding the nature of the universe.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Confucius Institute was established in 2007 as the 20th Confucius Institute in the United States. Working in partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University, the 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.
The Daugherty Water for Food Institute is a research, education and policy analysis institute committed to helping the world efficiently use its limited freshwater resources, with particular focus on ensuring the food supply for current and future generations.
The American Exchange Center (AEC) is an NU-wide initiative, in cooperation with Xi’an Jiaotong University, that aims to introduce Chinese students and faculty to United States history, law, medicine, art, culture and government.