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:

Family-friendly offerings at Science and Technology Expo

CVC selects 19 finalists to compete for $75,000 May 1

Global PR center to host third annual research conference

University researcher leads effort to forecast optimal energy investments

CCI student to defend dissertation

IDEAS Center to hold third BioEnergy Symposium

Lectures by noted Caltech physicist, UNC Charlotte faculty part of N.C. Science Festival

April 1 deadline for Undergraduate Research Conference

Stanford professor to discuss teaching massive open online classes

Researcher to discuss ‘Aerial Robot Swarms’

Harness the power of data: Charlotte Data Day

Calhoun, Tedeschi receive 2013 First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal