About the PPC
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center provides a unique opportunity for policy makers and researchers to work together to address the challenges of local, state, and federal policy. Center researchers combine professional expertise with rigorous academic methods and a commitment to stakeholder involvement. The Center brings commitment to the collaborative and timely processes and outcomes. Public Policy Center researchers come from diverse disciplines, including: Business, Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences, Law, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Faculty and staff are dedicated to employing their disciplinary approaches, along with the expertise of policymakers, and the voices of stakeholders, to create responsive public policy.
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center focuses on five areas of public policy:
The Center provides services that include :
The Center is also an approved federal Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services contractor.
Pursuant to our mission, “linking policy with research, process, and practice," the Public Policy Center offers effective expertise in actively informing public policy by facilitating, developing, and making available objective research and analyses of issues for elected and appointed officials and staff; the public at large; and others who represent policy interests.
The Public Policy Center was established in 1998 by the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska. Although the Center is a University-wide unit, it resides institutionally within the UNL Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
It is the policy of the University of Nebraska not to discriminate based upon age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender, sex, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, religion or political affiliation.