Our World

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From promoting clean air in Buffalo to documenting vanishing languages in Cameroon, UB’s impact is felt in every neighborhood throughout Western New York, and on every continent around the globe.

Buffalo: Our Home, Our Town, Our Pride

Walk down any street in Buffalo, and you will quickly see evidence of UB’s unequaled impact—from new buildings and jobs to healthier children and happier families. We are proud to be fully invested in the City of Good Neighbors, and we will continue to strengthen the economy and improve life in communities throughout Western New York.

Learning Locally, Sharing Globally

The challenges facing Buffalo—from health inequities and infant mortality to limited employment opportunities and aging infrastructure—are not unique to our region. So, as we put our research and knowledge to work right here in Buffalo, we also advance our research worldwide, taking what we learn here and scaling it up to share around the world.

Here Is How Your Investment Will Change Buffalo And The World Beyond

  • Play a critical role in Buffalo’s urban growth and development that lead to economic prosperity.
  • Contribute to clean, high-tech jobs and a healthier environment by providing access to experts and facilities.
  • Support businesses—and enhance the student experience—by matching talented student interns and capable graduates with placements where they can make a meaningful difference.
  • Grow local and regional start-ups by devising and promoting more effective ways to license and transfer UB discoveries and innovations.
  • Produce additional advances in child survival, growth and development; noncommunicable diseases and disabilities; and refugee health and well-being.
  • Prevent and cure infectious diseases and more by developing new drugs and vaccines.
  • Improve community health care by expanding our free dental care in Buffalo—and abroad.
What will it take? $100 million.

A $100 million investment in our programs will mean more of the innovation, discovery and culture that makes life better in Buffalo, and across the globe.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

Find Your Cause

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We are proud to be one of only a handful of schools where architecture and planning work purposefully together. Creating greener, cleaner, healthier places to live and work. Innovating materials and construction systems for a more sustainable built environment. Planning communities that promote safe and healthy food and water.
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“What problem do you want to solve?” That’s the bold question we put to students and faculty. It’s the question of a lifetime, because choosing an important problem—then working to solve it—creates lifelong fulfillment and makes powerful contributions possible. Now, with support from philanthropy, we’re continuing to find answers to the world’s most pressing questions.
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At the UB School of Dental Medicine, a step into our simulation labs reveals the future of dentistry. But our embrace of advanced technologies is only one reason we are ranked among the top 10 U.S. dental schools—and #11 in the world. We’re riding high—and aiming higher. With strategic investments of philanthropic dollars, and with your support, we will lead—we will define—the future of dental medicine.
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We are New York State’s biggest public engineering school, and its best. At UB, our engineering and applied sciences education is not just outstanding—it’s also accessible. To make UB even stronger, we’re launching major initiatives and aiming higher than ever before. Why? To better prepare our graduates to engineer a future of hope and prosperity.
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Ask us why UB’s Graduate School of Education is ranked number 15 in online graduate education programs, in the top 18 percent of U.S. graduate schools of education, and in the lead on tackling tough issues, and we will proudly shine the spotlight on our ambitious students and world-class faculty. At UB, we are education innovators. As we continue to take bold steps, we can—and we will—go even further with investment from our compassionately committed partners.
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For more than 170 years, the medical school has served as a pillar of the university, a wellspring of physicians, and a hub of life-changing discoveries. Today, our founders would be astonished to see the awe-inspiring new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building, brought to life by generous donors and partners. Now, inspired by our new surroundings, and with support from philanthropy, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch an ambitious ascent to national and global prominence.
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Bold. Innovative. Fearless. These qualities have defined the University at Buffalo School of Law since our founding in 1887. Today, we continue to deliver proudly on our mission to educate a talented, diverse community of students to promote a more just society and drive emerging ideas into the marketplace. Now, we ask for your continued support as we cement our standing and impact as one of America’s leading public law schools.
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As one of the world's best business schools, the UB School of Management continues to rise in stature. Now we’re aiming higher still: to transform business education and the very future of management. How? By advancing our thought leadership. By providing student experiences that develop leadership to the fullest. And by leading through example. At UB, we’re not just teaching business innovation—we’re driving it.
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UB’s School of Nursing is a leader in nursing research and education. Our programs are nationally ranked. Our faculty are experts in their fields. Our students are smart, ambitious, passionate, superbly educated. And we’re deeply engaged with our community, both locally and globally. Now we’re aiming even higher, seeking an infusion of philanthropy for strategic investments in research, technology, and faculty and student support.
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A paradigm shift is under way in pharmaceutical sciences, and the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is poised to lead the way. With a proud tradition of innovation stretching back 130 years, our robust research enterprise continues, and is just one of many reasons we’re already among the nation’s elite pharmacy schools. By continuing to advance that research, drug discovery and development, and combining our outstanding commitment to clinical practice and patient care, we will lead the field’s next revolution.
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At UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, our faculty and students are dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families, and communities through prevention and evidence-based practice. We’ve already accomplished much, and yet we know our students and faculty have the talent and desire to do so much more. So we’re raising our sights—and raising funds—to do more good. Make more change. Save more lives.
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UB Social Work is uniquely positioned to understand—and transform—communities, societies and the profession of social work itself. Now, with your philanthropic support, we will lead a re-envisioning of social work—a rekindling of its relevance, passion and power. We will equip social workers everywhere to be agents of social change, advancing progress on many fronts—and you can accelerate that change.
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Men and women competing on teams that bear the Bulls name are among UB’s greatest ambassadors. They are a window into the heart of the university, a visible expression of what UB values most: ambition and tenacity, passion and integrity. Your generous support will help ensure that our 385 student-athletes receive every opportunity to perform at the highest levels—in the classroom, in the community and in competition.
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A graduate education is a journey that prepares ambitious students to be leaders in their chosen fields, with greater job opportunities and higher earnings. At UB, we are committed to providing the academic excellence, transformative experience and accessible education these students deserve. With your help, we can increase investments in scholarships, continue recruiting a diverse student body and build more partnerships with industry to further enhance our graduate students’ experiences.
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The Honors College is UB at its boldest. It’s where young scholars from all backgrounds gather to dig deeper and go further. It’s where some of our most renowned faculty members inspire students to explore, take risks and achieve their fullest potential. And it’s where some of UB’s greatest achievements begin. Just as Honors students take their studies to the next level, philanthropy allows us to provide even greater opportunities for these top scholars. Join us today, as we prepare these students to become the change-makers of tomorrow.
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At Student Life, we’re committed to providing an environment that sets our students up for a lifetime of success and well-being. Now, with a significant philanthropic investment from our alumni and friends who share our vision, we’re making it our priority to invest in facilities and programs that foster health, positive welfare and preparation for career success and fulfillment.
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At the UB Libraries, we are only at the beginning of our transformation—a vision centered on making knowledge more accessible to our students, Buffalo and the world. The UB Libraries are critical to helping students navigate today’s overwhelming information landscape, preserving our past, and using new tools to solve society’s complex challenges.