Carolina is making a strong bid to become the leading public research university in the nation. In the Carnegie Foundation’s classification of colleges and universities, Carolina qualifies at the highest level, as a research-extensive university. Institutions in this category award at least 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines. Carolina awards more than 400 Ph.D.s each year.
Whether they’re trying to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems or finding the answers to scholarly questions, Carolina faculty often engage in fascinating research. 2012 was no exception. Here are some of the biggest UNC Research stories and trends of the year.
UNC-Chapel Hill research funding for fiscal year 2012 totaled $767,141,341. Detailed information is here.
This year, Carolina also rose to ninth (from 16th) among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development in all fields. More UNC Research facts and rankings are here.