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:

Charlotte Venture Challenge

2018 Charlotte Venture Challenge set for May 1

Kellermanns co-authors top research paper

Franz Kellermanns

UNC Charlotte professor ranked among top entrepreneurship scholars worldwide

Education professors design frameworks to assist K-8 math teachers

Education professors design frameworks to assist K-8 math teachers

Dr. Boom

N.C. Science Festival to feature expanded educational workshops, Science and Technology Expo

Tom Reynolds

Graduate School dean underwrites new research award

The Story of the Charlotte Girl

Registration underway for Women + Girls Research Alliance Summit

CEC research award

Council for Exceptional Children honors Browder with research award

school bus

Study: Charter schools are driving segregation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Laura Clark

Doctoral student wins best research poster

Wahida Nasrin receives a Best Paper Award

Engineering student, professor win best paper

isometric exercise

Research team seeks to make blood pressure control easy