Strategic Initiatives

Guided by the UB 2020 strategic vision, our university has invested carefully and thoughtfully in institutional initiatives that allow us to expand our scope and reach even further, so we can strengthen and enrich the world around us. These initiatives advance research and creative activities that change our world, provide transformative educational opportunities and experiences for our students, revitalize our campus environment to support faculty and student success, and increase UB’s positive impact on our region and beyond.  

We take an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to research, focusing our faculty strength and integrating our research, education and engagement activities in response to the most challenging problems and questions of our time.
We offer innovative educational opportunities in and out of the classroom that emphasize applied learning and provide students with the support, skills and confidence needed to excel in our increasingly complex and global society.
We are transforming our living-learning environment and enhancing academic support infrastructures to provide state-of-the-art, sustainable educational and research environments that advance faculty and students in their ongoing pursuit of excellence.
We pursue research and education and build partnerships to address local and global issues. We foster and support innovation and entrepreneurism to contribute to economic development in our communities and beyond.