Alumni / Friends

Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Executive Vice Provost and Chief International Officer Ron Strauss meet with Carolina alumni in Hong Kong.

With more than 4,000 outside of the U.S., there are dedicated Tar Heels in all reaches of the world. UNC Global is fortunate to have the support of our alumni and friends. There are many ways to stay involved, even from a distance. We look forward to staying connected, seeing you at global alumni events and hosting you when you’re back in Chapel Hill.

UNC Global supports and strengthens Carolina’s presence as a leading global university that prepares students for life in an interconnected world, helps North Carolina and the nation succeed in a global economy and addresses pressing global issues through collaborative research and scholarship among UNC faculty, students and their partners around the world.

Funding Priorities

Global Education Fund – Sustaining Priorities

During times of austerity, flexible funds are critical to enable the University to sustain and grow programs, build institutional partnerships and expand international opportunities for students and faculty. The Global Education Fund is the only pan-university fund that supports UNC’s top global priorities. Every dollar – 100 percent of all gifts – to the Global Education Fund goes directly to programs.

Faculty Recruitment and Retention – Building Global Expertise

To prepare students for life, leadership and success in a global world, Carolina must have faculty with global expertise. It’s essential we have the resources to recruit – and retain – the best researchers and scholars.

Student Support – Studying and Working Abroad

UNC boasts one of the highest rates of undergraduate students studying abroad of any public university in the country at 31 percent. Sustaining – and increasing – student participation in study abroad and global internships is critical to our mission and will require increased investment. For more information, contact Daniel Lebold, +1.919.962.6865 or daniel.lebold@unc.edu.

Global Research Institute – Solving the World’s Biggest Problems

As a leading global university, Carolina is tackling the world’s most pressing issues. The Global Research Institute brings some of the world’s best minds and scholars to work collaboratively with teams of UNC faculty on some of the most significant global problems of our time, such as the economic challenges related to globalization and water in our world.