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

  • Study Maps Molecular Mechanisms Crucial to Heart Disease Therapy

    Creating new healthy muscle cells within a patient’s own ailing heart is how scientists hope to reverse heart disease one day. A new study led by UNC researchers reveals key molecular details that should be useful in developing this approach.

  • a spacesuit sits in a red Tesla

    UNC Astronomers Track Roadster-Driving “Starman”

    Having some fun after a productive observing night, UNC astronomers stationed in Chile tracked Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster and its spacesuit-wearing mannequin using the SOAR telescope.

  • a young African-American woman works on a computer while sitting in a library

    Woman in Science: Jordan Dodson

    Senior Jordan Dodson is double-majoring in computer science and information science within the UNC School of Information and Library Science. She researches how collaborative agents like chatbots can assist people in their information-seeking processes.

  • Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965

    The Hidden History of the Civil Rights Act of 1960

    UNC historian William Sturkey explains how and why the Civil Rights Act of 1960 helped prove racially, discriminatory voter-registration practices and provided evidence used to help pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in this op-ed from Black Perspectives.

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