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School of Government

As the largest university-based local government training, advisory and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers courses, webinars and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year.

Instrucor Kara Millonzi gestures to a class.

Improving the lives of North Carolinians

By engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government, the School of Government fulfills our mission to improve the lives of North Carolinians.

Facts & Figures

  • 5thin city management
  • 12,700+public officials trained annually
  • Largestuniversity-based government teaching, advising and research organization in the United States
  • 7entrepreneurial and innovative initiatives
  • 250Master of Public Administration students
  • 575+judicial officials trained annually
  • 50years of New Legislator Orientation

Around Campus

  • The Bell Tower in the spring

    Carolina celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

    The celebration is led by the UNC Asian American Center, which was founded in 2020 and whose mission is to cultivate a critical understanding of Asian American peoples, cultures and histories.

  • Student sitting in a classroom.

    Easing back into the classroom

    Around a third of Carolina students are enrolled in at least one in-person class. Here’s a look at how it’s going.

  • Chad Pecot sits near a lab bench.

    Muting genetic mutations

    UNC Chapel-Hill Associate Professor Chad Pecot’s startup company EnFuego Therapeutics creates RNA-interference drugs to silence cancer-related gene mutations.