Research at the University of North Carolina (UNC) is as diverse and relevant as each of our 17 constituent institutions. From education policy to biotechnology, our faculty, staff, and students are advancing academic knowledge, technology development, and community growth through cutting edge research in world class facilities. Across the state, UNC is focused on finding solutions to our most pressing issues in healthcare, education, the environment, and more.
Consistently ranked among the top five university systems in the nation for federal research expenditures, UNC has topped $1 billion dollars in research and sponsored programs for five consecutive years. The UNC Office of Research and Sponsored Programs works to ensure that constituent campuses can retain and exceed this high level of excellence and competitiveness through the implementation of a variety of strategic initiatives, and by providing an array of resources and information to research administrators. Below, find information about some of the exciting research projects happening across the University.