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:

Through the eyes of a burglar - study provides insights on habits and motivations

CCI’s Johnson to defend dissertation

Bioinformatics and genomics student receives summer fellowship in China

Greensboro-based company wins Charlotte Venture Challenge

CCI student to defend dissertation

Education faculty co-authors ‘Following the Northern Star’

Rollins College researcher to talk on ‘Africa and the Indian Ocean’

Van Landingham Glen named for University benefactor

Family-friendly offerings at Science and Technology Expo

CVC selects 19 finalists to compete for $75,000 May 1

Global PR center to host third annual research conference

University researcher leads effort to forecast optimal energy investments