Introducing NC State’s Strategic Research Areas

NC State is introducing five strategic research areas to define our focus — and show the world how we Think and Do.

More about strategic research areas

Featured Event

New Faculty Research Orientation

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2019
Location: Talley Student Union, Mountains Ballroom
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration coming soon.


Faculty Central

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A 3D-Printed Future,
Built at NC State

Researchers here are facilitating 3D printing’s next big leaps — and putting the technology to work to revolutionize their fields.

Meet researchers across our campus putting 3D printing to work to solve society’s grand challenges.

More information about a 3D-Printed Future

Research Statistics

2nd
Industry
Expenditures*

2nd
in Licenses and
Options Executed*

$373 M
in New Research
Awards FY19

Top 25
Universities for
Technology Transfer**

$1.35 B
in Research
Proposals Submitted

4th
in Startups
Launched*

75
Partners on
Centennial Campus

5,035 Jobs
Created Across
NC in FY19

* Among all public universities without a medical school
** Milken Institute report, 2017

NC State Research Annual Review 2017

Think and Do

Meaningful Connections

NC State continues to build connections for the future of interdisciplinary innovation by investing in emerging research areas, public-private partnerships and advanced technological infrastructure. Find out how we have worked together in the past year to build a future that brings ideas out of the lab and into the world.

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Research Events

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