Global Impact: Broadening Carolina’s Worldwide Reach

Infusing a global dimension throughout Carolina’s teaching, research and service activities drives the University's international initiatives and programs. Through UNC Global, Carolina aspires to strengthen the University’s worldwide presence by attracting top faculty members and students from around the world; conducting research of global significance; involving an increasing number of students in study abroad and global experiential learning programs; and increasing the breadth and depth of global partnerships.

    Global Impact Funding Priorities

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    Diversity

    Strengthening the STEM workforce through diversity

    “What we are doing is creating the best scientists the world has ever seen, and there is not a certain look to that. There is no rhyme or reason to who ends up being the best — you don’t know who will have that breakthrough that’s going to save the world.”

    Maribel Carrion poses on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Donor

    Journey to giving

    Maribel Carrion's involvement in the Alumni Committee on Racial & Ethnic Diversity helps her identify needs on campus that match her giving interests.

    Dr. Cindy Gay stands outside a building on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus.
    Health

    Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Trials?

    Dr. Cindy Gay shares insight about the ins and outs of COVID-19 vaccine trials in this exclusive Q&A.

    Global Impact

    Sustaining Families in the Galapagos Islands

    Reactivating the Galapagos economy through science, community and work

    Health

    Molecular approaches to detect and mitigate COVID-19

    Research support to capture and disable coronavirus spikes

    Sciences

    Department of Energy funds milestone for North Carolina

    Advancing solar energy research