Founded in 1846, UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day.
UB is first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international. Nearly 11 percent of UB students study abroad—five times the national average. UB has exchange programs with more than 75 universities around the world.
UB spends $386.6 million annually on research, seeking knowledge that leads to new cures, improved processes, stronger materials, faster computers, smarter software, smaller machines and thousands of other improvements.
UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.
More than 240,000 UB alumni are making a difference in every state and 146 countries around the world. Among our celebrated graduates are NASA’s lead astronaut for medical issues; a former president of the American Medical Association; the former minister of education in the People’s Republic of China; the co-founder of Miramax Films; the CEOs of Paramount Pictures, J. Crew and A&E Television Network; and the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.