A stronger UB means a better quality of life for all residents of Buffalo Niagara. The strength of our research, our academic excellence and our commitment to community service make UB an economic engine for Western New York and New York State.
UB's engagement in the community includes more than 100 programs and activities that involve students, staff and faculty members from nearly every area of the university. UB's broad outreach efforts range from providing free dental care to hundreds of children each year, to helping to beautify neighborhoods by cleaning up local gardens, parks and other community gathering spots and helping low-income families, the elderly and others obtain safe and affordable housing. The university also opens up its campuses to members of the community through seasonal farmers markets, free concert and entertainment programs, and a computer and electronics recycling program that to date has kept more than 79 tons of hazardous materials out of area landfills.
The implementation of UB 2020 has revolutionized the way we perceive ourselves, our university and our community.
Guided by the UB 2020 vision, the university is playing an all-important role in the revitalization of Buffalo. With the establishment of our Downtown Campus, UB offers its academic excellence and research innovation through a three-campus network, including our suburban North Campus in Amherst, N.Y., and our South Campus in Buffalo’s University Heights district. Located on and around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, UB’s downtown presence aligns UB medical education, research and clinical care more effectively with regional hospitals and research partners.
UB research and development serves as a source of economic growth by pumping dollars into the economy and supporting jobs on and off campus.
UB’s health sciences schools, and our public and private partnerships, play a key role in the UB 2020 vision of pursuing research addressing critical societal needs, providing students with transformative educational experiences and further engaging with local and global communities.