As a public University, UNC is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Its mission is to discover, create, transmit and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society.
Through our graduates, academic degree programs, faculty research, extension programs, health care enterprises, cultural offerings, and outreach and engagement, UNC maintains important connections in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties. University research and innovation are important to our educational mission, but they also help spur and support economic development across the state.
Explore the interactive map above to learn more about the positive difference UNC is making in each and every county. Every community. Every day.
Between February and August of 2009, UNC examined our “culture” of discovery and innovation; the ways we work in partnership with business to move innovations forward towards commercialization, and how our innovative activity translates into economic development outcomes through the commercialization of university technologies. The mission and recommendations, as well as additional information on this initiative, are contained in the report “Innovate-Collaborate-Accelerate: The UNC Vision for Innovation and Technology Development”.