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10th in the US for federal research among universities.
in research activity annually.
13th largest US research university in research volume & annual expenditures.

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Cures and treatments for disease. New technologies. New industries for North Carolina and the world. At Carolina, we tackle tough challenges with multidisciplinary teams of top scientists and students whose diverse perspectives deliver creative, unprecedented solutions. As one of America’s top research universities, we conduct roughly $1 billion in research annually. We provide dedicated service to our sponsors and unprecedented opportunities for graduate students, postdocs and undergraduates.

Strategic Research Priorities

By fostering and supporting collaborative, interdisciplinary teams, UNC Research is accelerating new discoveries and solutions to emerging challenges in these areas:






Data Science




Infectious Disease


Opportunity, Well-Being, and Culture


Precision Health and Society

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Professorship supports Fry’s work toward healthier N.C.

Her distinguished professorship supports her work to provide cost-effective water filters as well as a mentorship program.

A group of people holding and cutting a ribbon.

North Carolina Collaboratory opens offices

University and state leaders officially opened the North Carolina Collaboratory’s offices in Kenan Labs on March 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Galapagos Science Center (lower right building) and Community of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Growing research in the Galápagos

Five Carolina research projects have received Galapagos Seed Grants for development at the Galapagos Science Center this summer.

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