UNCG is a community-engaged university invested in making a difference at home, across North Carolina, and beyond. Our teacher-scholars, students, and partners dig deep, innovate, and form powerful collaborations to transform knowledge and lives.
UNCG Research Magazine shares stories of our faculty, our students, and their partners and their dedication to building healthy lives and vibrant communities.
Great accomplishments are made possible when we bring community and university-based knowledge together to contribute to the public good.
UNCG scholars recognize and value the knowledge different individuals, groups, and organizations bring to the table. Together, we engage in reciprocal, mutually-beneficial partnerships to make a difference in our shared world.
2021 community engagement award
High Research activity doctoral universities
UNCG researchers understand that an idea is not enough. Innovations must be tested in the real world, and revised, reworked, and honed to meet and effectively conquer the complicated challenges of our lives.
Important tools in these efforts are our interdisciplinary centers and institutes, which drive innovation, create new knowledge, and provide an engine for UNCG scholars to partner with the community to effect meaningful change.
Campus-wide centers & institutes
patents in 5 years
uncg has funded projects active in every county in our state
uncg has funded projects in 34 different countries
NSF Innovation corps sites in NC
ICORPS teams trained
comprised of UNCG and NC A&T faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their partners
follow-up funding raised
by teams trained at the joint UNCG-NC A&T iCorps site
The teacher-scholar model is fundamental to UNCG’s commitment to accessible excellence. The relationships between faculty and students play a critical role in the generation of new knowledge and in the development of the next generation of researchers, scholars, and artists.
Over 700 students at UNCG engage yearly in undergraduate research, a high-impact one-on-one educational practice shown to improve academic performance, critical thinking, workforce readiness skills and more. Even more engage in experiential learning through curricular activities.
At the graduate level, there are nearly 3,800 students being trained at UNCG, and faculty currently hold over $7M in externally-funded graduate training and workforce development grants. The University offers 30 doctoral programs, 61 master’s programs, and 66 graduate certificates.
students engage in undergraduate research activity yearly
graduate degree and certificate programs
in graduate workforce training funding
from 33 states & 34 countries