The Nevada System Sponsored Programs and Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Our Mission is to promote collaboration and multidisciplinary learning among NSHE institutions, and to enable alignment of our efforts with the needs of the state to increase research and STEM competitiveness. Our goal is to create new opportunities in the State of Nevada for workforce development and promote the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines for the state.
This Nevada Science and Technology Plan provides details about the directions, capability, and vision of the educational, research, and economic development efforts of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and its community partners to frame future decisions about directions for Nevada and for public higher education.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute. NSHE serves the educational and job training needs of the nation’s fastest growing state. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 108,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.
NSHE Unveils Data Tracking Device to Help Student Success, Needs
The new data dashboards will focus on NSHE strategic goals of Access, Student Success, Closing the Achievement Gap, Workforce, and Research.
An elected Board of Regents is responsible for the governance of the institutions comprising the Nevada System of Higher Education. Elected to serve a six-year term, the 13 Regents set policies and approve budgets for Nevada’s entire public system of higher education. The Board holds eight regular meetings each year as well as additional committee meetings. Regular meetings are rotated among the campuses throughout the state. All regular and committee meetings are open to the public. View Current Regents.
The Research Affairs Council (RAC) will promote, support and stimulate statewide research efforts in order to maximize and leverage research productivity across the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
The Council is chaired by the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and composed of the Vice Presidents for Research (VPRs) at each of the NSHE research institutions – the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).