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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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Carolina Research News

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Research at its core

UNC Research Core Facilities are shared services that enhance and expand the collaborative capabilities of Carolina’s research enterprise.

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Gillings researcher participates in $6.5M grant to study health affect of Great Lakes algal blooms

Hans W. Paerl will join researchers at the University of Michigan for a five-year federal grant to host a center for studying links between climate change, harmful algal blooms, and human health.

A group of people sit on a boat floating in clear ocean water.

Biology doctoral student tracks sharks and rays in the Galápagos

From the Caribbean to the Gulf of California to the Pacific, Salomé Jaramillo Gil is willing to travel for her marine biology studies.

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