Published December 21, 2015
The University at Buffalo is an established, successful member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). UB’s membership in the AAU advances the university’s success in securing federal research funds and attracting and retaining top faculty and students. UB’s research enterprise and academic programs directly benefit the Western New York community.
The University at Buffalo is the first New York State public university to be invited to join the AAU. Now in its third decade of membership, the university is honored to have UB president Satish K. Tripathi join the AAU Board of Directors.
The breadth and quality of UB’s research, faculty scholarship and student accomplishments signifies that UB is one of the nation’s top public research universities. With prominent new federal research grants, significant prestigious faculty awards and recruitment of talented new faculty, UB is on an upward trajectory within AAU membership indicators. UB expended $387 million in total research funds during the FY 13-14 year, which resulted in an overall economic impact of $731.9 million in NYS. In FY 13-14, UB’s operational and capital expenditures for sponsored research and other sponsored programs supported 4,372 jobs.
UB was elected to membership in the Association of American Universities in 1989. UB is an exemplary member of the AAU and is on an upward trajectory. The breadth and quality of research, faculty scholarship and student accomplishments -- particularly over the past four to five years -- have strengthened UB's presence within the AAU.
For example, the university was awarded at least four major federal research grants to lead national research initiatives (CTSA, WHI, BioEXFEL, ISEPS).
Other indicators of our standing and upward trajectory include:
UB’s strong position within the AAU helps the university successfully compete for federal research funds and attract and retain top faculty and students.
UB was selected to lead major NSF- and NIH-funded research consortia. These grants address national scientific priorities and major societal issues, such as innovation in life sciences and human health, global climate change, STEM education, nanotechnology, information security and advanced materials. For example:
Other prominent federally funded research underway at UB includes: