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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

  • North Carolina flag flying over South Building.

    A message from the chancellor: More than one path to success

    "As a public university, our obligation is bigger than just our own graduates. Not everyone can study at a place like this, and there can’t be just one promising pathway to success. We are focused on building those pathways not just for our students, but for people across our state."

  • People standing in a research lab.

    Bioelectronics meets medicine

    Assistant professor Wubin Bai and his team have developed a novel, bioelectronic technology that will improve patients’ lives, helping to safely automate and lower the burden of post-recovery care.

  • South Building

    A message from campus leadership: Protecting safety on campus and in the community

    "Carolina has a history of navigating tough issues and, together, we will continue making progress to enhance community safety and improve lives across our community. We take a lot of pride in being one of the best college towns in the nation, and we will do everything possible to maintain that recognition."