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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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When excited to higher energy states, a Ni-64 nucleus can change its shape from spherical to oblate or prolate, as illustrated in this figure.

New paper sheds light on the nature of atomic nuclei

After a recent study out of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and UNC-Chapel Hill, researchers are one step closer to understanding the strong nuclear force, one of the most mysterious of the forces.

Trenette Goings

RUNC: Trenette Goings

Trenette Goings believes effective prevention can eliminate addiction. The UNC School of Social Work professor works to identify and prevent health disparities by studying the epidemiology, etiology, and prevention of substance use among adolescents and emerging adults.

A desk with a computer, microscope, and a gloved hand with tweezers conducting work on a microchip.

Collaborating for breakthroughs

The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carolina and NC State leverages the best of both universities to create a unique program for students.

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