Research

UNC Charlotte is a distinguished university participating in high research activity. Among the 196 public doctoral-granting research universities in the United States, only 39 hold both the Carnegie Community Engaged University classification and the APLU's Innovation and Economic Prosperity classification.

The APLU (Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities) designation recognizes that UNC Charlotte has demonstrated a meaningful, ongoing and substantial commitment to economic and community development, growth, and economic opportunity.

Carnegie’s community engagement classification signifies that UNC Charlotte collaborates with our larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in the context of partnership and reciprocity.

UNC Charlotte focuses a majority of its research endeavors through these centers and initiatives:

Political Science researcher receives First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal


Economic forecast: ‘sluggish growth’ for rest of 2020


Engineering researchers awarded federal grant to advance solar energy management


Tankersley appointed to North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation


Charisma: You don’t have to be born with it, to lead with it


New research could help address threats to reefs


Professor receives prize for ‘Best Book in Modern French History’


EPIC receives grant to partner on power grid research


Economist forecasts continued growth for 2020


Archaeologists discover infants wearing skull helmets, in unique ancient burial practice


Unemployment encourages men to seek traditionally female jobs


Researcher helping UNC Charlotte address food insecurity