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:

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

Charlotte's bioinformatics lab informs Mecklenburg County’s COVID-19 public health approach

Guiding UNC Charlotte’s research direction