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25 Offices Worldwide
We maintain offices on four continents, with our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reflecting our roots in the area’s distinguished universities. Founded in 1958 with support from North Carolina government, education, and business leaders, we maintain close ties with North Carolina State University, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Top Experts in Their Fields
Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development fields. Our staff of nearly 6,000 works in more than 75 countries—tackling hundreds of projects each year to address complex social and scientific challenges on behalf of governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners.
Delivering the promise of science for global good
Decision-makers around the world face tremendous challenges. We deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies and sustainable programs that make a meaningful difference for our clients and the communities and people they serve.