UNC is one of the leading public research universities in the nation, according to the Carnegie Foundation’s classification of colleges and universities. The University’s research funding for the fiscal year of 2014 totaled more than $790 million. There are 80 research centers and institutes at UNC. Some of them are currently undergoing scrutiny by the UNC-system Board of Governors in order to cut the budget.
Topics: Research and Development
After five years as vice chancellor for research, Barbara Entwisle has decided to step down from the position.
A UNC-based research team confirmed a genetic cause for autism — too much of a particular enzyme in the brain.
A team of UNC graduate students is entering the final phase of a competition to create a startup based on innovations in neuroscience.
Concerns have abounded in the past about the safety of long-term birth control, but a new study shows that more teenagers are choosing this method and that it’s helping combat teen pregnancy.
In the fall semester, UNC students Jerome Allen, Michaela Meredith and John St. Clair were extensively studying oyster populations at the Outer Banks — and now their research has helped inform two N.C. General Assembly proposals.
While the discussion about the proposed Obey Creek development continues, residents are expressing concerns about a pivotal portion of the plan — transportation.
The University’s public relations team is putting out more positive stories, but the development office still hasn’t seen a return on that investment.
UNC researchers have found e-cigarette vendors and customers are largely ignoring some of the state’s laws regulating them.
The University’s use of animals in research is being questioned by a national research watchdog organization.
For decades, there has been a relentless effort among scientists to eradicate HIV/AIDS — but a new discovery might finally lead to a cure for the condition.
Education policy was a major portion of President Barack Obama's 2015-16 national budget proposal, though analysts acknowledge that many parts of the plan are unlikely to make it through a GOP-controlled Congress.
Food brings people together — regardless of culture, language, age, race or religion.
The University isn’t keeping pace with its peers when it comes to dollars spent on fundraisers and development programs.
Down syndrome is a complicated disease, but researching it just got a little easier.
The Carrboro Police Department saved the life of a resident Monday night — the first time naloxone was used by any police department in North Carolina.
Six people will die every day in the U.S. from binge drinking.
Budget cuts are handicapping universities nationwide, but a study of the 2014 fiscal year shows some post-recession growth.
CarolinaGO, a mobile application designed to inform students of everything they need to know at UNC, has been in the making since 2012, and students' partnership with UNC's Information Technology Services has finally brought the app to fruition.
Twenty-six of UNC-CH’s 80 research centers and institutes will be scrutinized further as a UNC Board of Governors review of the UNC system’s centers continues.