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World-Renowned Faculty

At UB, your professors are committed to lead by example and to prepare you for what’s next. UB has more than 2,200 highly trained faculty who rank among the very best in their fields. Recognized nationally and internationally as outstanding teachers, world-class scholars and dedicated mentors, they engage in research that advances existing knowledge and improves quality of life all over the world.

Professors who help you thrive

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Political science professor Claude Welch inspires his students to ask questions.

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Physics professor John Cerne learns from his students while teaching them.

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Pavani Ram's students gain a global perspective in public health.

While a majority of our faculty conduct research, teaching is vital to UB’s mission. More than 180 UB faculty members have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching — the most of any SUNY institution.

Now that's impressive!

Our faculty members have won such prestigious awards as the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, National Medal of Science, National Medal of Technology, MacArthur Foundation “genius award,” and Guggenheim Fellowships.

Researchers who open doors

Undergraduate students are an integral part of faculty research at UB. Our professors and instructors help you gain firsthand experience with a wide range of new technologies, ideas and methodologies. You’ll get to work closely with these world-class scholars in class, in lab settings and in field work.

You can also connect more closely with faculty through our innovative learning communities, including the Undergraduate AcademiesDiscovery Seminars and University Honors College.

Check out some recent research projects by UB faculty and students

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UB scientists detonate ping pong balls to study volcanoes

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Driving simulator safely teaches teens how to get behind the wheel

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Architecture students design an award-winning honey bee habitat

Engineering students design bridge for rural Kenyans

UB students join NASA in a high-flying, low-gravity experiment

Psychology student tracks behavior of Buffalo’s polar bear cubs

See how UB faculty make a difference around the world

Philips Stevens Jr. (center)

Stone carvings and a Nigerian chief

In 2012, UB anthropologist Phillips Stevens Jr. was installed as a Nigerian chief in the Yoruba town of Esie for his pioneering work to preserve Africa’s largest and most mysterious collection of stone carvings. 

Venu Govindaraju

Saving billions of dollars by studying handwriting

A SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Venu Govindaraju is internationally recognized for his work to recognize and better understand handwriting, using technology that is saving the U.S. Postal Service billions of dollars. 

Satpal Singh

Fighting global violence against women

Satpal Singh, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, does more than study interactions between drugs and ion channels. As chairperson of the World Sikh Council — America Region, he blogs for the Huffington Post and speaks internationally on religious diversity and global conflict — especially the issue of violence against women.

There are hundreds of reasons to choose UB. Here are 10 of the best.