Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (established in 1973 by the Nebraska State Legislature to emphasize agriculture and the management of natural resources) serves the people of Nebraska in the four-fold mission of teaching, research, extension and service. Commonly referred to as "IANR," the Institute is administered by the Vice Chancellor for Agriculture and Natural Resources and has faculty and staff located throughout the State. IANR faculty and staff have appointments in the following divisions: Agricultural Research Division, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Education and Human Sciences (research and extension), and Nebraska Extension Division. Each division is administered by a Dean or Director. The Institute is comprised of 15 academic departments, four regional research and extension centers, several interdisciplinary centers and program units. The IANR Vice Chancellor holds the Vice President title in the University of Nebraska system and is also administratively responsible for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis. Visit the IANR web site at

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Lincoln, Nebraska— A place to work and enjoy life

Lincoln, Nebraska, a community of more than 250,000 people, offers the ambience of a friendly small town while offering attractions and entertainment opportunities of a metropolitan area. Lincoln is a young city with a bright future of planned growth and expansion. It is one of the fastest growing non-Sun Belt cities in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest.

As the capital city of Nebraska, Lincoln is home to state government and the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska system. The city also hosts Nebraska Wesleyan University, Union College, Southeast Community College, Doane College-Lincoln and Kaplan University. Lincoln has an excellent educational system and ranks in the top 20 least-stressful cities in the nation for children. Residents enjoy nationally ranked sporting events, world-famous performing arts, and a variety of cultural activities. Among the attractions: the 2,200-seat Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Sheldon Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden, four history museums, a planetarium, observatory, many private art galleries, four live-stage theater venues, a civic auditorium, the 76,000-seat Memorial Stadium, 14,400-seat Devaney Center, new baseball stadium facilities, and a new 16,000-seat arena to be built within walking distance of campus.

Cost-of-living ranks 3 to 5 percent below the national average of comparable cities with among the nation's lowest health care costs, utility bills and insurance rates. Lincoln's low crime rate, efficient transportation, stable business environment and advanced health care technology are a few reasons why Lincoln ranks high in livability studies.

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln — About Lincoln

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The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development offers extensive information on demographics, education, health care, cost of living and tax structures.

The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce offers business and community information and a relocation directory.

The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau offers information on attractions, entertainment, recreation, dining, shopping and transportation.

Official Nebraska Government website

Official City of Lincoln and Lancaster County website

Lincoln Journal Star local newspaper

Nebraska Travel and Tourism