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.

Dalsheim to talk ‘Unsettling Gaza’ for Personally Speaking

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

CLAS researchers obtained a fourth of 2012 external funding

Connaughton forecasts continued slow growth for state economy

Research and Economic Development continues improvements in research administration

CCI researcher to speak at international symposium

Connaughton to give economic forecast Dec. 11

Presentation to explore intersection of geographical mapping and public health

Computer science professor named IEEE Fellow

Expo to feature engineering students design projects

CCI doctoral student to defend dissertation

Doctoral student in organizational science receives national award