University of Nebraska Medical Center

International Student Research Forum

The world of research is more conducive to international collaboration than it has ever been before.

The International Student Research Forum provides an international stage for graduate research students to collaborate beyond the lines of disciplines and nationalities. The forum aims to attract the world’s brightest developing scientists and provides an opportunity to showcase world-class education and research.

UNMC is one of the governing institutions in the forum.

By building relationships with international colleagues at forums such as this, students are forging relationships that can positively yield scientific advances, which affect countless people around the world.

The University of Southern Denmark hosted the last International Student Research Forum in 2019. The forum was canceled in subsequent years due to COVID-19.

More information on the forum website.

Participants of the 2019 forum in Denmark.


UNMC's group of forum participants in 2018 in Australia.


Forum participants gathered at UNMC in Omaha in 2017.


UNMC's group gathers in China in 2016.


Forum participants in Scotland in 2015.


Governing Board

The governing institutions plan the forum and its location.

Griffith University
Griffith University is regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions. Focused on multidisciplinary teaching and research, Griffith covers all the priority issues – health, water, and the environment. It hosts internationally renowned centers which house vital research programs to prevent and treat cancer and neurological disease as well as investigate infection and multi-drug resistant bacterial and viral disease respectively.
University of the Chinese Academy of Science
The University of the Chinese Academy of Science offers programs in nine major academic fields: science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, philosophy, economics, literature, education, and management science. It has substantial research depth in such disciplines as mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, biology, mechanics, material science, energy science, electronic information, automation, computer science and technology, and biological engineering.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
As Nebraska’s only public academic health science center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st-century health care workforce, finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, providing the best care for patients, and serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC has colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, allied health professions, graduate studies and two institutes. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, as well as being a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.
University of Southern Denmark
The University of Southern Denmark has five faculties with more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad, and more than 4,000 employees distributed across its main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg, and Sønderborg. Several international studies document that it conducts world-class research and is one of the top fifty young universities in the world. With around 115 different study programs in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering, graduates of the University of Southern Denmark are now members of virtually every profession in the international community.