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Building on our three core values – innovate, collaborate and translate – the mission of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is to unite engineering and medicine to improve lives. 

The Joint Department is a unique collaboration between North Carolina’s two flagship universities: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The nationally ranked UNC Hospitals and School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill provide an excellent clinical environment for students to gain experience in medicine, while the College of Engineering at NC State, one of the finest engineering and computer science schools in the world, offers state-of-the art facilities for students and faculty engaged in vital areas of research and technology transfer.

With over 35 primary teaching and research faculty members and more than 500 undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral students, the Joint Department is on track to realize its ambitious vision of becoming a leader in real-world results: faculty productivity, student accomplishment, and entrepreneurial success.