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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    A Carolina Collaboration

    “No other business school has undertaken what we are doing.”

    Student Support

    Guaranteeing A Global Perspective

    Carolina is leading a push for global thinking. A gift from the Jarrahi family to advance Persian studies helps make that possible.


    Saving Sacred Portals

    The Yucatán peninsula is like an enormous sponge...

    Global Impact

    A Global Mission

    "I am a strong believer that a great university needs to have outstanding global capabilities and a mission to prepare its students to compete in the global world we all live in."

    Global Impact

    Coastal Connections

    Liah McPherson is using drone technology to conduct research on dolphin behavior.


    Santiago Gangotena

    A decade after earning his doctorate from Carolina, Gangotena founded the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.