From the Chancellor

One of the pleasures of serving as chancellor of NC State University is seeing how enthusiastically and effectively our faculty, staff, students and donors are working to advance this remarkable institution of higher education.

Chancellor speaks with students

I’m not the only one who’s noticed the rapid progress we’ve made in recent years to advance interdisciplinary innovation and solution-driven research. The journal Nature has placed NC State among the “Rising Stars” of scientific research, a ranking based on the Nature Index, a data-rich analysis of more than 8,000 global institutions. Although we face resource challenges common to public universities, NC State is third in North America and 31st worldwide for the accelerating pace of our research output.

It’s confirmation that the patient, strategic investments we’ve made over the past few years to attract and support world-leading faculty and high-performing students are paying off handsomely.

Across this site, you’ll discover some of the reasons why NC State is on an upward trajectory.”

NC State is indeed a research powerhouse, home to two National Science Foundation-sponsored Engineering Research Centers, an advanced manufacturing institute funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Security Agency’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences and numerous public-private partnerships in areas ranging from nonwoven textiles to translational medicine.

Across this site, you’ll discover some of the reasons why NC State is on an upward trajectory, fueled by a passion for learning, respect for a diversity of ideas and optimism for the future.

Randy Woodson