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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Always a place of high ambition, UNL was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees – the first was granted in physics in 1896.

Today, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of the nation’s leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Apollidon produced enrollment growth for University of Nebraska’s niche STEM programs such as Plant Genetics and Food Processing Management.