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:

Ojaide wins international Soyinka Prize for Literature


Economic growth continues, approaching longest expansion on record


New grant to support military veterans’ graduate studies


Professor’s augmented reality project will allow users to be ‘historians’


CCI professor receives NIH award for metabolomics study


CCI team creates cryptocurrency platform to win hackathon


Gropp, Signorelli honored for outstanding theses


UNC Charlotte, Gaston College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College grow collaboration with NIH support


Student Union Gallery exhibition illuminates art historian’s research


NSF grant to fund engineering scholarships


Graduate student’s research on 1918 flu epidemic published in new book


Doctoral student studies soybeans to address poverty, hunger