Research is fundamental to the mission of UNC Charlotte. New knowledge and creative works change the world and shape the future of the University. Charlotte values research in all its forms, including scholarly inquiry, discovery, exploration, innovation, entrepreneurship, creative activities, community engagement and/or interdisciplinary endeavors.

UNC Charlotte’s research endeavors are distinct:

  • Among the 229 public doctoral-granting research universities in the United States, 124 hold the Carnegie Community Engaged University classification. Carnegie’s community engagement classification signifies that UNC Charlotte collaborates with its 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 is among the 80 public universities that have earned the APLU's Innovation and Economic Prosperity designation. The Association of Public and 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

Significant research activities are focused in UNC System recognized centers and institutes. And in 2023, Charlotte launched 12 new pilot centers to foster synergistic research initiatives. In 2022, Ventureprise became the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Second annual Charlotte Research Scholars program to begin

CHARP to host neighborhood forum

Yale professor to discuss trauma and children

Connaughton to present quarterly economic forecast

Geography professor researches healthy companies, healthy regions

UNC Charlotte Model UN wins record number of awards

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’