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.

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Calhoun, Tedeschi receive 2013 First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal

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