In the hopes of currying favor with King George III, the area’s settlers named their town Charlotte, after the king’s wife. In 1946, the city sought a state-run medical school; instead, the state expanded the existing two-year school at UNC-Chapel Hill. The city of Charlotte had sought a public university since 1871 but was never able to sustain one. UNC Charlotte, founded in 1946, is a public research institution in North Carolina and the largest public university in the Charlotte region.
Join us and explore our wide range of study programs and enjoy a first class educational experience that makes you a part of a lively global community. Today, Charlotte is the second largest metropolitan area in the Deep South, to Atlanta, and is the second largest banking center in the country, behind New York City. Yu Guodong (L), director of the Foreign Affairs Division at Shanxi University, and Philip L. Dubios (R), president of UNC Charlotte, unveil a plaque for the Confucius Institute in Charlotte, United States, on March 29. By the 1600s, the Charlotte area was already home to the Catawban Indian tribe which means “people of the river”, who had established living areas along the river. Charlotte was once known as the “City of Churches,” and is the birthplace and home of world-renowned evangelist, Billy Graham. [Photo/sxu.edu.cn]. In the 1970s, Charlotte’s modern banking industry reached prominence, spurred by visionary financier Hugh McColl, who transformed North Carolina National Bank into a nationwide competitor that eventually became part of Bank of America. UNC Charlotte, founded in 1946, is a public research institution in North Carolina and the largest public university in the Charlotte region. The yard had moved from Richmond, Virginia, and was opened in Charlotte in 1862, in an attempt to create more distance between it and Union soldiers and sailors, and to be in closer proximity to the iron works.