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UNC-Chapel Hill named best value in U.S. public higher education

For the 17th time, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.


Amaya Martinez Mesa with her Feelin' DNA project.

December graduate Amaya Martinez Mesa: ‘No other place for me to be’

It took just one semester for Amaya Martinez Mesa to feel like she was home.


Spring 2018 Phillips Ambassador scholarship recipients gathered for a group photo at an event honoring the most recent scholarship recipients. Ambassador Phil Phillips recognized each scholarship recipient during a gathering of UNC Chapel Hill faculty and former scholarship winners at his home in Chapel Hill.

Nine undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Nine undergraduates from UNC have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for spring 2018 study abroad programs in Asia. Two scholarship recipients will study in Japan, two in South Korea, one in Cambodia, one in China, one in Hong Kong, one in Singapore and one in Thailand.


cake that says "Celebrating 10 Years: FedEx Global Education Center"

FedEx Global Education Center celebrates 10th anniversary

The 2017-2018 academic year marks the 10th anniversary of the FedEx Global Education Center. On Nov. 30, the center hosted a reception in recognition of this milestone, reflecting on Carolina’s global achievements and honoring the faculty, staff and alumni who have been an instrumental part of UNC’s international activity.


The Galapagos Islands. Photos courtesy of Steve Walsh.

NASA Awards Grant to UNC: Land Cover and Change on Global Island Ecosystems

The NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a three-year grant in the amount of $720,000 to examine the effects of social and ecological factors, particularly, human migration and tourism on the environment and on the sustainability of island ecosystems.


Chancellor Carol Folt and USFQ President Carlos Montúfar stand with staff and faculty from both universities after signing an agreement to commit continued support and funding for the jointly operated Galápagos Science Center. Photo by Brandon Bieltz.

UNC, USFQ reaffirm Galapagos partnership

President Carlos Montúfar of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador visited UNC-Chapel Hill from Nov. 6 to 8 to join Chancellor Carol L. Folt in reaffirming their commitment to the UNC-USFQ partnership and to the institutions’ collaborative activities in the Galápagos Islands.


Bob Miles, Associate Dean: Study Abroad and International Exchanges, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies.

A job well done

Bob Miles traveled a great distance 17 years ago when he left the University of Glasgow in Scotland where he was a sociology professor to become the first full-time director of Carolina’s Study Abroad Program.