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:

CGL provided support for award-winning doctoral student

University enters partnership to report on homelessness

Materials Characterization Lab moves to new home

Charlotte Venture Challenge names finalists

Ogle receives 2014 First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal

Williams named interim director of Lab Animal Resources

Yensan’s CRI appointment extended

Engineering professor receives NSF Early CAREER Award

Local foundation grant to support University’s ‘KEEPING WATCH’

‘Moral Economies’ focus of 12th annual Africana studies symposium

English professor’s work sheds light on mysterious Dumas

CHHS study demonstrates housing program helps save lives, money