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:

Atkins Library to host annual Graduate Student Research Symposium

Research suggests scientists have overestimated capacity of wind farms to generate power

Social work faculty member participates in national forum

New journal aimed at urban education issues

Sex, lies and television? Study by business professors finds ‘Big Pharma’ fails to self-police ED drug advertising

Shue awarded UNC-China Technology Learning Grant

Starrett to discuss Egypt for final Great Decisions talk

Charlotte Venture Challenge entries sought

Levine Cancer Institute, UNC Charlotte announce innovative pancreatic cancer research partnership

LabVIEW tour bus to visit UNC Charlotte

Dalsheim to talk ‘Unsettling Gaza’ for Personally Speaking

UNC Charlotte partners with local law firm for Lean Six Sigma Training