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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

In Pursuit

Capturing the Real-Time Human Experience in Ukraine

In his role as co-editor for the Society for Cultural Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill anthropology professor Christopher Nelson helped create two series capturing the thoughts and feelings of anthropologists in Ukraine and Russia in the weeks following Russia’s invasion.

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Diamond Holloman

Researching Resilience

Hurricane research goes beyond the actual storm for a team of UNC researchers. Diamond Holloman is studying the socio-economic impact of hurricanes in conjunction with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences to better understand and improve community resilience after storms.

Carolina students collect measurements from Bolin Creek.

Sharing Sustainability

Though spear-headed by the university, research happening through Sustainable Carolina demonstrates the power of collaborating with the community resources to advance research.

Young girl peers out from behind brightly colored ice cream cones.

Ice Cream Algorithms

“Coding” dances with legos and creating algorithms by building ice cream cones are just a few ways to incorporate computational learning for children without increasing screen time.

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