The UB 2020 strategic plan has had a transformative effect on the university. Through it, the university has enhanced academic opportunities and experiences for students, advanced ideas and discoveries that improve lives, and increased UB’s positive impact on our region and New York State.
Not just a plan, but our reality, UB 2020 has guided the hiring of faculty, the construction of new academic facilities, a strengthening of UB’s research and scholarly activities and the development of a Downtown Campus in Buffalo’s urban core.
To support faculty excellence, we will invest in our academic environment and in building intellectual and instructional capacity. Investing in the ways we fund, research, teach and apply our strategic strengths, across disciplines, will help UB achieve recognition for our academic excellence.
Pride in UB starts by making the UB student experience the best it can be. To achieve this goal we will recruit very talented students from all over the globe, significantly improve our undergraduate four- and six-year graduation rates and build stronger bridges between student life and the curriculum.
By building responsive and robust academic support infrastructures, such as state-of-the-art teaching and research environments, we will empower faculty and students to achieve excellence.
By attracting faculty and students from a wide array of locations, cultures and backgrounds, who bring varied experiences and interests to UB, the university will become a richer educational environment where innovations and new perspectives are valued.
We will prepare students to live and lead in a global world, and build a strong portfolio of institutional partnerships to strengthen UB’s international reputation.
Being a true community partner means sustaining strong regional partnerships. Already committed to the social, cultural and economic vitality of Western New York, UB will extend that commitment by tying the student experience more directly to regional well-being.
By more closely aligning UB’s medical and health science schools with key health-related and research partners, we will not only build our reputation as a world-class health sciences institution but also improve healthcare for the entire region.