Research at UNC: Overview

16 Campuses: Over $1 Billion/Year in Sponsored Research

Consistently ranked among the top five university systems in the nation for federal research expenditures, the 16-campus University of North Carolina has topped $1 billion dollars in research and sponsored programs for five consecutive years. This research is most active in areas of biological & biomedical sciences, health professions and related clinical sciences, education, engineering, and social sciences.

Read the UNC annual research report for FY12.

UNC Defense-Related Research

Our faculty and research staff have expertise in fields of high relevance to defense, military, and national security applications ranging from social media and big data analytics to human performance and behavioral sciences. Key areas of strong expertise include: data visualization, optics, robotics, cybersecurity, biometrics, forensics, autonomy, textiles, composites, chemical-biological defense, human factors, traumatic brain injury, rapid prototyping, alternative energy, and much more. Read more about UNC research programs with defense applications and featured research projects.

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