RESEARCH AND REGIONAL TRANSFORMATION
As the only university in North Carolina with a medical school, a dental school and a college of engineering, East Carolina University is leading the way in creating important discoveries through research. We offer research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, while seeking the best and brightest professional minds to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Researchers here are developing new technologies, medicines and innovative approaches that will transform the rural and coastal regions of our state. Join ECU’s research team, make the next extraordinary discovery and support us in becoming America’s next great national university!
The Rural Prosperity Initiative harnesses the intellectual strengths and research facilities of ECU to improve the quality of life, health, education and employment for the people and communities of eastern North Carolina. Read more to see how ECU is helping its rural communities.
ECU students, working both individually and in multidisciplinary teams, are discovering powerful and sustainable solutions for pressing health, education and economic prosperity challenges. Learn more about our students and their groundbreaking research.
STRATEGIC RESEARCH CLUSTERS
In 2017, ECU launched its pan-university research clusters focusing on research and engagement across eastern North Carolina. These clusters were launched to bring together groups of multidisciplinary investigators to address pressing health, economic and natural resource challenges in rural and coastal communities. Learn more about our research clusters and their research focuses.