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 scientist’s Personally Speaking talk to delve into drones


UNC Charlotte’s campus-based early detection research system aims to prevent COVID-19 spread


City birds: Study shows impact of urbanization


NSF grant allows UNC Charlotte faculty to train middle school students and teachers on digital citizenship


Visualizing the COVID-19 pandemic


Report offers guidance to meet needs of area seniors


Study highlights disparities in COVID-19 in urban and rural areas


Childress Klein Center for Real Estate issues State of Housing in Charlotte Update


Art professor’s recent work featured in virtual exhibit


Integrated Design Research Lab projects awarded I-Corps grants


Solving a formerly unsolvable drinking water challenge