Welcome Message

Raymond Farrow, Associate Provost for Global Affairs and Interim Chief Global Officer

Welcome to Carolina.

Dear Friends:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, established as the first public university in the United States in 1789, is a leading global public research university, consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in academic quality, research impact, and public service.

More than 29,000 students, representing 100 countries, the fifty U.S. states, and all one hundred North Carolina counties, are currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. On campus and around the world, UNC students study important global issues, cultivate an awareness and respect for different cultures and peoples, and prepare themselves to work in a globalized economy. At Carolina, students develop the knowledge and skills to be successful global citizens.

UNC is also home to 3,900 researchers and scholars on campus, representing 82 countries. They are members and leaders in some of the most prestigious academies and professional organizations in the United States and around the world. We are proud of our faculty’s accomplishments and external recognitions and count among our community Nobel laureates, MacArthur “Genius Grant” honorees, Fulbright Scholars, and members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Here in Chapel Hill and around the world, UNC Global works to cultivate conscientious globally minded thinkers and leaders by supporting innovative efforts to build multicultural awareness, encourage collaborative and mutually beneficial exchange, and help guarantee global education opportunities for all students. We are joined in this work by schools and units across campus and especially the centers, programs, and services housed in the FedEx Global Education Center, the campus destination for Carolina’s global activity.

We hope this website helps you learn more about Carolina and its place in the world.

Raymond Farrow
Associate Provost for Global Affairs and Interim Chief Global Officer