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:

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Genomics researcher receives prestigious grant and inspires the next generation


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Social work researcher to study bystander intervention effectiveness


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UNC Charlotte researchers receive inaugural awards from NSF’s Convergence Accelerator pilot


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Study shows localized standards boost racial equity in gifted education


Retired faculty member creates fund to support nursing research


Urban Institute Research Faculty Fellows to seek ways to better the region


Evidence of the 587/586 BCE Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem found in Mount Zion excavation