Research

Research at UNC-Chapel Hill, a billion-dollar venture, has quadrupled over the past 15 years, firmly establishing Carolina as one of America’s top-ranked research universities.

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Collaborative approach, world-renowned research

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.

Facts & Figures

  • 11thlargest U.S. research university (research volume & annual expenditures)
  • 6thin the U.S. for federal research among public and private universities
  • $1.05 billionin annual research activity
  • 61%of all UNC system research performed by UNC-Chapel Hill
  • For every $1of state funding, research centers & institutes attract $9 from external sources