NU system releases 2020 global engagement report

by Melissa Lee, University of Nebraska | January 14, 2021

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The University of Nebraska system has released its 2020 report on global engagement, highlighting recent successes of faculty, staff and students from across the four campuses in building international connections and awareness in an increasingly globalized world.

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic -- which has presented unique challenges related to faculty travel, study abroad and international student enrollment -- all University of Nebraska campuses have continued to advance their critical work in international engagement. While some of that work looks different in a COVID-19 world, the university remains committed to engaging across borders to solve complex challenges and preparing students to live and work in a global economy.

"We generate new knowledge to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems and insure our relevancy in a world of rapidly expanding information and data," Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, wrote in an opening letter in the global engagement report. "Our present position of leadership in the fight against COVID-19 and previously, our response to the Ebola crises of 2014, are indicative of our efforts and successes."

Global engagement successes highlighted in the report include:

The 2020 report is the final such global engagement report to be issued from the NU system. Central Administration has phased out its global engagement office and transitioned its work to the campus senior international officers.

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