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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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Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Murray receives $2 million to enhance resilience among middle schoolers

HPDP researcher Desiree Murray has received a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to adapt a mindfulness-based social-emotional learning program for middle school counselors to help students experiencing high levels of stress.

A satellite orbiting Earth.

Hydrologist leads science behind SWOT satellite

NASA’s Dec. 15 launch of an eye in the sky to monitor Earth’s water follows 18 years of work by Tamlin Pavelsky and a global team.

From left to right: Tori Smith Ekstrand, Francesca Tripodi, Priscilla Layne and Barbara Stephenson. (Photo by Katie Costanza)

Tackling Global Challenges Together: UNC Hosts Tübingen Partners

UNC-Chapel Hill hosted senior leaders and staff from its longtime strategic partner Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen to identify joint research opportunities, deepen a new joint initiative related to data science and celebrate the roots of the partnership.

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UNC Cleantech Summit

Monday 8:00 am

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