Honoring Excellence


UNC-Chapel Hill was named the platinum winner of the 2021 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The platinum award is APLU’s highest-level award granted to a member institution in recognition of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize its campus. UNC-Chapel Hill received the honor for excellence in all four award categories: inclusivity; internationalization of research and engagement; leadership; and pervasiveness and assessment.

APLU presented the award to UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on Nov. 17 in a virtual ceremony attended by senior leaders of APLU’s 244 member institutions during the association’s annual meeting.

“Through the efforts of our exceptional faculty and staff, UNC-Chapel Hill is preparing our students to be global leaders,” said Guskiewicz. “A sustained, multiyear focus has helped us infuse the campus with a global mindset, and we are honored that APLU has recognized Carolina’s commitment to global learning, research and engagement.”

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