In 1996, when the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute was conceived, more than 250,000 vacant technology jobs were available in the United States alone. That number is growing by an estimated 90,000 jobs per year.

The Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha is designed to help meet the needs of the nation’s technology and engineering firms by providing a top-flight education to students interested in pursuing careers in information science, technology and engineering. More than that, it connects students directly to business and industry.

Students are chosen from the best and the brightest, ready to dive into the future, poised to contribute. Their experience at The Peter Kiewit Institute is like no other. They learn in new ways, not only from distinguished faculty in two colleges, but from business leaders dealing with practical challenges. They are plugged into an extraordinary mixture of rigorous coursework and hands-on problem-solving… a blending of education and industry that almost defies definition.

The Peter Kiewit Institute is home to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Engineering and the University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Information Science and Technology.