North Carolina State University

north_carolina_state_universityWith more than 31,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff,North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. NC State students, faculty and staff are focused. As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, NC State is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation and the world.

North Carolina State University is a global center of learning for some of the most important emerging technologies and new sciences now shaping the future of our world – including nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering and computer science.  NCSU’s Centennial campus is a model for how research drives innovation in the marketplace, and houses more than 130 companies, government agencies, and NC State research and academic units, including the colleges of Engineering, Textiles and Veterinary Medicine. Multi-disciplinary research and development “neighborhoods” find students working with faculty and leaders.

NCSU’s newest addition to the portfolio is the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) which will pioneer a dramatic shift in the way the American public views and uses plant food crops.  Integrated research in metabolomics, biochemistry, pharmacogenomics, plant breeding and postharvest attributes will lead to the development of food crops with enhanced health benefits and the introduction of new or underappreciated crops and products. In addition to improving the health-promoting potentials of fruits and vegetables, efforts involving plant breeding, horticulture and postharvest technologies will result in products that enhance the local, regional and national competiveness of agricultural families.

The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) was created by visionary David H. Murdock. As owner of Dole Foods Company, Inc., Mr. Murdock has a long-standing commitment to the health and welfare of people around the world. After realizing the great potential of biotechnology to cure disease and improve health, he dedicated more than one billion dollars of his personal funds to developing the NCRC. His vision for NCRC is to create a world class research hub where collaborative science will lead the charge for great discoveries in nutrition, health and biotechnology research. The discovery and innovation performed at the NCRC will have a lasting effect on the way that the country, and the world, lives.