Institute Facts

RTI International was established in 1958 as the nonprofit Research Triangle Institute, the founding tenant of North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. RTI was founded as part of a larger effort to harness the intellectual capital of the area's three major universities—North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina, and Duke University.

  • Mission: to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice
  • President and CEO: E. Wayne Holden, PhD
  • Headquartered on 180-acre campus in Research Triangle Park, NC
  • 3,700 employees worldwide; 2,200 employees in Research Triangle Park
  • Eight U.S. regional offices
  • Ten international offices worldwide
  • Africa Regional Office located in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Asia Regional Office located in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office located in San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Ongoing projects in more than 75 countries

Learn more about the impact of our projects in our most recent annual report and review our history, governance and leadership, clients and funding agencies, and university collaborations.