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:

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Computer science major wins Blue Diamond Student Innovator Award


Tankersley named VC for Research and Economic Development


Mathematics and Statistics faculty receive NSF CAREER Awards


Ventureprise to hold Idea Pitch 2019


‘Biblical Porn’ researcher to keynote ‘Sex and Religion’ conference


Forum to explore applying technology for social good


UNC Charlotte researcher studied landscape evolution in Antarctica


Lewis to research black girlhood during National Humanities Center residency


Glass ceiling is more extensive than previously thought, study shows


Finalists for vice chancellor for research and economic development to give presentations