in the US for federal research among universities


in research activity annually


Largest US research university in research volume & annual expenditures


of all UNC system research is performed by UNC-Chapel Hill

Carolina Research in the News

  • UNC Professor Shares Research on Decline of Local News

    Research conducted by UNC professor & journalist Penny Abernathy examines the decline of small newspapers and what communities can do to revitalize local news sources.

  • New Study Examines Ride-Hailing Tech & Access to Health Care

    A recent study by UNC professor Dr. Noreen McDonald and doctoral candidate Mary Wolfe explores how patients and hospitals can take advantage of ride hailing to improve access to health care.

  • Photo of Juanita Limas standing in the lab.

    Woman in Science: Juanita Limas

    UNC School of Medicine PhD candidate Juanita Limas researches genes with the potential to cause cancer — specifically those that disrupt the cell cycle by affecting mechanisms of DNA replication.

  • UNC Student Named Churchill Scholar

    Scott Emmons, a senior at UNC, was awarded the prestigious research-based Churchill Scholarship for his work in computer science and applied mathematics.  He is the 18th recipient of this scholarship from UNC.

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