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:

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


Faculty share expertise in medical journal tech issue


Archaeological evidence verifies long-doubted medieval accounts of First Crusade conquest


Students’ summer research efforts to be presented at symposium


Civil engineering students win national innovation contest


Distinguished Dissertation Award winners named


Associate dean authors book chapter


Drug companies’ sexually explicit ads reaching too many youngsters


Urban Institute wins national award for project on evictions


Visiting Fulbright Fellow collaborating with engineering professor


Professor’s local TEDx talk goes national