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:

Childress Klein Center for Real Estate issues ‘2020 State of Housing in Charlotte’ report


Largest grant in UNC Charlotte history expands National Center for Youth with Disabilities


Simple yet useful tips to better secure your home devices


Africana Studies researcher’s book continues to win acclaim


Belk College faculty researching ethical behaviors to teach leadership


Study considers barriers, opportunities in peer sexuality education


North Carolina’s economic forecast: a comeback in 2021


Political scientist’s Personally Speaking talk to delve into drones


UNC Charlotte’s campus-based early detection research system aims to prevent COVID-19 spread


City birds: Study shows impact of urbanization


NSF grant allows UNC Charlotte faculty to train middle school students and teachers on digital citizenship


Visualizing the COVID-19 pandemic