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:

Light-rail extension from Center City to UNC Charlotte gets major funding commitment

'Without Sanctuary' conference opens with public lecture Oct. 11

International Pragmatics Conference to draw scholars from around the world

NSF grant awarded for teacher preparation scholarships

Siemens Scholarship winners announced

Religious studies professor’s blog ranks high

CCI student to defend dissertation

Call for 2012-13 Master’s Thesis Award nominations

Digging this class - students, museum seek history

Exercise garnering widespread media coverage

Bioinformatics researcher's work garnering international attention