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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    Professor teaching online class
    Global Impact

    Collaborating across an Ocean

    Drama course brings together students from multiple countries to discuss performing arts throughout the pandemic

    Nicci and Martin Gafinowitz
    Environment

    Preserving a natural treasure

    A gift from Nicci and Martin Gafinowitz will support scientists as they study one of the world’s most unique — and fragile — ecosystems.

    Flooded New Bern, NC
    Environment

    Resilience, not Reaction

    “It is more effective to fund resilience strategies than it is to rebuild after damage occurs," said Piehler, who is leading a $2 million research study.

    Dr. Characklis teaching students
    Environment

    The 3 E’s: Environment, Economics and Engineering

    Researching the intersection of environment, economics and engineering

    Flowers in Chapel Hill
    Global Impact

    Sustainability in Higher Education

    Carolina is leading the world in clean water and sanitation efforts, according to the 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

    Donald Fejfar in a lab
    Research

    Population-Based Work

    Morehead-Cain Scholar studying food and water security in the Galapagos