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The UNC InfoCenter contains downloadable reports and data tables and interactive data tools. InfoCenter supports transparency and accountability to North Carolina taxpayers and other stakeholders, and it supports efforts to increase the University’s efficiency and impacts.

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The strategic planning process is about addressing priorities and improving our public higher education by strengthening institutions, improving student outcomes and providing access to affordable high-quality degrees.

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The UNC Research Opportunities Initiative provides targeted funding for innovative and potentially game-changing research projects.

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Dr. Kimberly van Noort named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer

University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings today announced that Dr. Kimberly van Noort has been appointed as the senior vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer for the UNC System. Dr. van Noort had been serving in an interim capacity in the position since May 31, and the announcement is effective immediately.

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UNC Board of Governors Regular Session, October 10, 2018

The UNC Board of Governors will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in the board room at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development, located at 140 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill, N.C. There will also be a committee meetings on Tuesday, October 9...

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Statement from UNC System President Margaret Spellings on Federal Disaster Assistance for Students

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – UNC System President Margaret Spellings released the following statement in response to the awarding of $2.8 million by the U.S. Department of Education in grants to financially needy college students affected by Hurricane Florence.


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The University of North Carolina’s 17 campuses share in its mission to discover, create, transmit and apply knowledge. More than 220,000 students are enrolled at 16 universities and the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the country’s first public residential high school for gifted students. Each year, we graduate more than 30,000 students from over 200 academic degree programs. Our graduates emerge as leaders, creators and researchers, prepared to connect with and give back to the communities that have supported UNC for more than two centuries.

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