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:

CCI’s Dhou to defend dissertation

University to host statewide undergraduate research symposium

Graduate student’s park design under consideration

University’s Solar Decathlon entry wins People’s Choice Award, places third in engineering category

Urban education focus of inaugural conference

Grad student researches Charlotte’s neighborhood grants program

Africana studies hosting visiting scholar

Mt. Zion dig reveals possible Second Temple Period priestly mansion, abandoned and preserved

University now has five researchers named fellows by international academy

Israeli archaeologist to discuss biblical text fragments

English professor co-edits ‘Brave New Teenagers’

Hudson tours advanced manufacturing labs