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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Urban Institute wins national award for project on evictions


Visiting Fulbright Fellow collaborating with engineering professor


Professor’s local TEDx talk goes national


Employees honored for program completion


Two design projects receive I-Corp grants


UNC Charlotte economist forecasts continued growth


Caffeine can darken moods as people face work stress say researchers


Gun control debate may prompt interest in firearm ownership


Computer science major wins Blue Diamond Student Innovator Award


Tankersley named VC for Research and Economic Development


Mathematics and Statistics faculty receive NSF CAREER Awards