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Facts & Figures

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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New report provides framework to support the recovery of marginalized communities after natural disasters

Coastal Resilience Center researchers evaluated community strengths and resources as they relate to natural disaster resilience in socially marginalized communities.

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Qualtrics and the evolution of survey research at UNC-Chapel Hill

What do 12,200 Tar Heels have in common? That’s the number of faculty, staff and students in the UNC community who use Qualtrics to build and distribute complex surveys for UNC-related projects.

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Carolina ranks 4th among publics

In the U.S. News & World Report list, the University is the best value among public institutions for the 19th year. It is also tied for 35th place when it comes to undergraduate research/creative projects.

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