Research: The Relentless Pursuit of a Better World

From the bench to the bedside, Carolina's research enterprise is among the nation's most prolific. Having made extraordinary advances in fields such as biomedical engineering, cancer and big data, the University has become a worldwide leader among premier research universities for discoveries and contributions that improve quality of life for all.

    Research Funding Priorities

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    UNC PhD student Riley Vickers stands in front of a pond at Carolina's North Forest.
    Student Support

    Membranes and Modeling

    Royster Fellow and Ph.D. student Riley Vickers is bringing his distinct expertise to a multidisciplinary team working to improve the world’s access to clean water.

    Librarian holding the Highlander video tape.
    Research

    Fire Fighters

    When an arsonist tried to destroy a storied social justice center, the staff at Wilson Library made sure its archive would live on.

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    Health

    A Joint Effort

    Carolina and Duke awarded grant to establish joint Alzheimer’s disease research center.