UB's thinking, research, creative activity and people are helping advance and inform society. Our work leads to new cures, stronger materials, healthier populations and thousands of other improvements.
UB has established three new Communities of Excellence that harness the strengths of faculty from across the university to confront the world's most pressing societal challenges. Faculty leaders within each community form interdisciplinary teams and create new educational and research opportunities that address the following areas:
UB researchers have developed new ways of regenerating bones, improving the efficiency of solar power and synthesizing new chemical compounds. Through technology licensing, training opportunities and other research partnerships, we link UB discoveries to community and business partners, whether you’re down the street or on another continent. | Office of Research and Economic Development
Collecting whale songs in Puerto Rico. Exploring the cause and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Learning imaging techniques to battle brain cancer. These are just some of the rewarding research opportunities UB provides to all undergraduates through our world-class professors, programs and partnerships. | More about undergraduate research
The University Libraries are the largest and most comprehensive in the SUNY system, housing more than 3.8 million print volumes, as well as impressive digital collections, multimedia and world-class special collections. The UB Libraries play a vital role in supporting faculty and student research and the intellectual pursuits of our alumni and community members. | More about our libraries
UB is one of the premier research-intensive public universities in the country. We invest in our investigators and scholars, offering a full range of cutting-edge facilities, funding opportunities and other resources for new and veteran professors. | More about research resources