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:

New insight into coral-algae symbiosis aims to help reefs recover from mass bleaching


UNC Charlotte history professor named Andrew Carnegie Fellow


University research showcased for inaugural Congressional Staff Symposium


NSF grant funding to support health monitoring system for elderly


Thill receives First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal


Refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine are creating global migration crisis


Update: Return of Facilities and Administrative funds to investigators


Faculty Research Grants awarded for new research and scholarly connections


Engineering Charlotte’s – and North Carolina’s – Future


UNC Charlotte students and faculty help develop universal EV charging solution


Research funding hits $58 million, setting a UNC Charlotte record


Biochemist’s research holds promise for novel treatments for cancers and neurological diseases