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National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska
stratcom The National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska is the only University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) delivering solutions for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction to U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the nation.

NSRI provides research and development services for the U.S. Department of Defense and other governmental agencies in the following competency areas:

 “The National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska in partnership with the United States Strategic Command and the Department of Defense is providing our nation with cutting edge mission-essential research and development capabilities in Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction. The science of countering WMD being conducted in Nebraska will help to ensure the United States’ safety and preparedness to respond to national security threats.”

—Admiral Cecil D. Haney , Commander, USSTRATCOM

“This partnership between the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska (NU) and United States Strategic Command is an extraordinary development for our university, our state and our nation. The research being conducted at the NU campuses, as a result of the NSRI leadership and collaboration with the Department of Defense, strengthens our national security, enhances the critical defense system in place at USSTRATCOM and recognizes the world-class research at the University of Nebraska.”

—Dr. Hank Bounds , President, University of Nebraska


2014 Annual Report
annual report

The National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska releases its second annual report highlighting its accomplishments during 2013-2014.  

Read or download our 2014 Annual Report pdf
NSRI: Focused on Collaboration

NSRI is a university-wide institute, drawing on the resources of all four campuses. NSRI focuses on five core strengths of the University of Nebraska—areas that offer significant opportunities for collaboration with external partners.


Latest NSRI News
  • UNMC/Nebraska Medicine named national Ebola training, education center

    UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, in collaboration with Emory University in Atlanta and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, have been awarded a $12 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and co-lead the nation's National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC).

    — UNMC Newsroom (July 2, 2015)

  • Charlton named associate VC for research

    William Charlton has joined UNL as associate vice chancellor for research and professor of mechanical and materials engineering.

    — UNL Today (July 1, 2015)

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