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:

Researchers recognized with best journal article award

Belk College of Business Doctorate in Business Administration program awards its first degrees

Architecture students accepted into international research program

New UNC Charlotte podcast to support college athletes’ mental health

Cat math: The physics of falling felines

Education Research Symposium successfully goes virtual

Engineering students awarded NSF research fellowships

Political Science researcher receives First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal

Economic forecast: ‘sluggish growth’ for rest of 2020

Engineering researchers awarded federal grant to advance solar energy management

Tankersley appointed to North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation

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