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:

Thill named RSAI Fellow

Whitman talks nuclear energy at EPIC

CHHS associate dean named journal editor

UNC Charlotte ranked among top Fulbright-producing institutions

University creates Project Mosaic to enhance social/behavioral science research

Knight Foundation grant will boost Urban Institute’s ‘City of Creeks’ project

EPIC to partner on SunShot grant with startup firm

Africana studies seeking papers for April symposium

CCI’s Hajja to defend dissertation

CLAS hosting visiting faculty from Kingston University

Communication studies faculty member receives national honor

Computing and information systems student to defend dissertation