BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Times Higher Education has named the University
at Buffalo as one of the world's top 200 universities.
UB is ranked 198th in the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World
University Rankings, available at http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/,
up from last year's ranking among the top 201 to 225 universities
worldwide. The assessment uses 13 performance indicators to analyze
how well a university is doing in core missions including teaching,
research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
"This is very good news. Moving into the top-200 will enhance
UB's already-strong reputation overseas and help us attract
outstanding students from around the world," said Stephen C.
Dunnett, PhD, UB professor and vice provost for international
"International students are particularly conscious of university
rankings, and UB's steady ascent in various international rankings
in recent years -- a reflection of our strong institutional
commitment to excellence -- is certainly well recognized and
appreciated by students and their families overseas."
Times Higher Education is a leading higher education magazine,
and the recognition of UB as a top-200 university demonstrates UB's
growing global reputation. The data for the rankings were collected
by Thomson Reuters, which considered about 700 institutions in 69
In recent years, UB has invested in recruiting additional
high-quality faculty, attracting researchers from around the world
to Western New York. These faculty members conduct research on some
of the world's most pressing problems, and provide students with an
excellent education in the classroom.
Under President Satish K. Tripathi, UB has embarked on the next
phase of its UB 2020 plan for academic excellence. With the support
of the NYSUNY 2020 legislation, signed into law last year by Gov.
Andrew M. Cuomo, UB is in the midst of a historic transformation.
The university is hiring 250 new faculty over the next five years,
offering new programs to enrich students' academic experiences and
opening new facilities on its three campuses, with the goal of
becoming one the world's leading public research universities and
increasing its regional economic impact.
Abroad, the university has cultivated relationships with
distinguished educational institutions throughout the world,
cooperating with international partners on student exchanges, joint
research projects and the delivery of degree programs overseas.
At home, UB consistently places in the top 20 in the United
States for international student enrollment, according to annual
data published by the Institute of International Education. In
2010-11, for instance, UB had 5,185 foreign students, the 17th
largest population in the nation.