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Facts & Figures

11th in the US for federal research among universities.
in research activity annually.
12th largest US research university in research volume & annual expenditures.

Our Mission

To expand the frontiers of human knowledge and discovery, improving the health and well-being of people, communities, and environments in North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Our Vision

The state, the country, and the world will turn to Carolina to solve the most critical challenges of today and tomorrow.

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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Ashley Melzer, Courtney Rivard, and Jordynn Jack sitting at a table in front of a bookcase filled with green books

Humanities studio supports interdisciplinary, community-building work

A new initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences is enhancing the support of scholarly activity among humanists and humanistic social scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill.

A young person laying in the grass with the bottom of their shoes shown in full view. The shoes have a rainbow painted on the bottoms.

Research team examines role of parenting on LGBTQ youth mental health and substance use

School of Social Work faculty and students contributed to a study that found more parental support and less rejection was associated with less depression/anxiety and less substance use.

UNC Project Malawi

Scaling mental health treatment in low-income countries

Carolina researchers, in partnership with local government and health service providers in Malawi, are rethinking mental health care there to meet the scale and need.

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