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UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.

image of West Side Buffalo cafe

Two UB architects have designed a modern café with an old-school twist: It stays cozy in winter with no mechanical heating system. | Learn more

recycled cellphones

A new UB research project tackles gadget hoarding and other problems that hinder electronics recycling. | Learn more

A bladderwort trap, which looks like a large round shape with many threads coming out of it, under a microscope.

The carnivorous bladderwort’s tiny genome is a jewel box full of evolutionary treasures, according to new UB research. | Learn more