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:

Study: Dads are often having fun while moms work around the house

Newly discovered TTz fluorophores exhibit extraordinary fluorescent and electrochromic qualities

Public health study reveals shortcomings among CMS elementary students

School of Social Work wins $1.8 million grant to improve access to behavioral health

Engineering professor talks coal ash research

Slow economic growth to continue for North Carolina

Summer study – undergraduates conduct coral reef research

Researchers to study method for supporting grandparents raising grandchildren

Historian compares treatment of nomadic people by U.S., Russia

East Charlotte reading camp a promising model for future programs

University’s revolutionary additive manufacturing partnership showcased

UNC Charlotte researchers, community organizations advancing ‘The Charlotte Girl’