Research listening sessions wrap up March 8

News for Researchers

Posted February 28, 2019 by Ashley Washburn

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the final round of research listening sessions on March 4-8, part of the strategic planning process that will lay the groundwork for achieving the university’s ambitious research growth goals.

The Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting listening sessions to gain valuable feedback to shape and guide the university’s efforts to grow and enhance research, scholarship, creative activity and economic development through 2025.

Registration is encouraged but not required. The schedule is as follows:

March 4
2-3 p.m. – Open faculty/staff session, Room 250, Peter Kiewit Institute, 1110 S. 67th St., Omaha.

March 7
10:30-11:30 a.m. – Industry research collaborations and technology commercialization, Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, breakout rooms.

March 8
10-11:30 a.m. – Open faculty/staff session, Nebraska Union, Colonial Rooms A and B.

Participants are invited to provide feedback on the sessions they attend.

Chancellor Ronnie Green and the Nebraska Commission of 150 set a goal to approach $450 million in research expenditures by 2025. Additionally, the N150 commission has outlined a vision that includes: building basic research and creative work that has global reach; building translational research that yields partnerships for public well-being and economic growth; undertaking grand challenges that transcend disciplines and achieve critical breakthroughs in key areas; surpassing the top 50 U.S. research universities in research opportunities for graduate students and postdocs; having each college conduct community-based research; and expanding public-private partnership internships for students.

The previous strategic plan for research, implemented from 2012 to 2017, paved the way for Nebraska to reach the milestone of $300 million in research expenditures.

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