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:

UNC Charlotte partners with local law firm for Lean Six Sigma Training

CLAS researchers obtained a fourth of 2012 external funding

Connaughton forecasts continued slow growth for state economy

Research and Economic Development continues improvements in research administration

CCI researcher to speak at international symposium

Connaughton to give economic forecast Dec. 11

Presentation to explore intersection of geographical mapping and public health

Computer science professor named IEEE Fellow

Expo to feature engineering students design projects

CCI doctoral student to defend dissertation

Doctoral student in organizational science receives national award

University spinout raises angel capital