As of this year, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) network, a select consortium of colleges and universities from across the world, as Nebraska’s only member school.
The CGI U network is designed to support, mentor and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
UNO is one of only approximately 50 member universities from across the world, stretching from Rhode Island’s Brown University to Ireland’s University College Dublin and the American University at Dubai.
Otherwise known as “Commitments to Action,” CGI U projects are designed to address global challenges across five focus areas:
- Environment and Climate Change
- Peace and Human Rights
- Poverty Alleviation
- Public Health
Since 2008, CGI U has brought together more than 5,500 student leaders from 135 countries and more than 800 schools.