On the cutting edge

Students, faculty and staff are all finding ways to innovate at Carolina, the perfect environment for idea development and execution.

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Discover Carolina

UNC-Chapel Hill is at the heart of what’s next, preparing talented students from different perspectives and life experiences to become creators, explorers, entrepreneurs and leaders. Tar Heels develop a voice for critical thought and the courage to guide change.

Carolina’s nationally recognized teaching, groundbreaking research and dedication to public service continue a legacy that began when the University was chartered in 1789 and opened to students four years later.

  • 1stand only public university in the United States to award degrees in the 18th century.
  • No. 1public university in the South (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 College Rankings)
  • No. 4public school in the country in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Colleges rankings.
  • 60national championships won by the Tar Heels

Meet a Tar Heel

  • Lilly Papell

    Tiny lifeforms fascinate senior biologist

    Lilly Papell studies how certain microscopic organisms survive in extreme environments.

  • A person holding a string instrument.

    Carolina bluegrass

    As the bass player of the Carolina Bluegrass Band, Lewis Nazarian ‘23 found a new space to explore music.

  • Isabel standing in the water.

    Algal rhythms

    Isabel Silva-Romero studies how ocean temperatures affect the food web on rocky reefs around the Galápagos Islands.

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University Calendar

  1. Two people speaking about a poster presentation

    Data Science Day

    Innovate Carolina Junction

    Fri, September 2908:30 am

    Data Science Day
  2. Anna Gatdula

    UNC Music Research Forum

    Person Hall

    Fri, September 2902:00 pm

    UNC Music Research Forum
  3. GiveTHANKS 2023

    The Pit

    Tue, October 310:30 am

    GiveTHANKS 2023