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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.

Our Mission

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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Pedro de Jesús Cruz in a research lab holding containers of solid compound produced in their study.

Inviting Controlled Chaos into Drug Synthesis

Pedro de Jesús Cruz’s tenacious pursuit of organic chemistry research has led to a potentially transformative proof-of-concept in drug synthesis that could transform large-scale manufacturing.

Jamillah Rodriguez

RUNC: Jamilläh Rodriguez

Jamilläh Rodriguez studies phonology — how sound is organized within a language — and its relationship to syntax in understudied and endangered languages, particularly in Mesoamerica and diaspora communities.

Viji Sathy and Kelly Hogan

Bookmark This: Inclusive Teaching

In “Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom,” UNC-Chapel Hill professors Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy translate complex education research into clear, accessible steps.

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