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2009.11.17 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

UNO Ranks in Top 40 for International Student Enrollment

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) continues to maintain its leadership position among America’s master’s degree granting institutions in total number of international students enrolled. In an announcement this week, the Institute of International Education's Report on International Educational Exchange ranked UNO 33rd with 739 students.

UNO is the only institution in Nebraska with a national ranking.

“Being ranked six years in a row is gratifying,” said Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs at UNO. “The University of Nebraska at Omaha has a rich history of international exchange and now an even greater focus on international issues.”

The University of Nebraska system recently announced several university-wide objectives focused on global engagement, including a goal of doubling international student enrollment. In addition to the important exchange of ideas, international education has a bottom line impact, Gouttierre said. Estimates for 2008-2009 show that international participants at UNO have an economic impact of more than $30 million to the metropolitan area economy.

This week is also International Education Week, and UNO is celebrating with activities and events through Friday, Nov. 20. A complete listing is available by click on this headline -- "UNO International Education Week Celebration Set for Nov. 16-20." Call (402) 554-3502 for more information.

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