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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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A marshy coastal area with tall green grass and a small stream. A person walks through the tall grass.

New study from the College and Institute for the Environment finds that urban habitats mitigate coastal flooding impacts

PhD student Anne Smiley led a study that assessed water quality regulation by flooded landscapes in the upper Neuse River Estuary along the N.C. coast and found urban estuarine habitats to be effective at improving water quality.

An adult hand holding the tiny hand of a baby

UNC SOM and Orange County partnering to reduce inequities in maternal health care

With $21 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the study led by Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology’s Alison Stuebe will aim to make pregnancy and birth safer for North Carolinians with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. 


Carolina Population Center researcher featured by TEDx Talks

Keely Muscatell discusses her research on the interconnectedness of your mood and inflammatory system. She offers an evolutionary reason as to why being sick may make you feel depressed — and vice versa.

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