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UB's Strategic Strengths: Advancing Research

Computing and Information Technology (CIT), through the Center for Computational Research (CCR), is a key player and significant contributor to UB 2020, the university's strategic plan, which has identified cross-disciplinary areas of strength indigenous to UB. 

Each strength serves as an infrastructure for pulling together researchers from across the university to work cooperatively in pursuit of solutions to wide-ranging problems through a non-traditional collaborative approach. Read more about all the cross-disciplinary areas of strength.

CIT Supports Five of the Strengths


Pioneering new approaches to medical and biological research, our interdisciplinary teams of scientists are addressing many difficult problems with the goal of achieving research discoveries.


Living a healthy life into one’s 10th decade is the central focus of this strength. Our goal is to facilitate discoveries greatly impacting human health.


Enabling collaborations in nanoscience and nanotechnology and areas where innovation can revolutionize our world.


With our structural engineering and geohazard studies research, UB is working to make our world a safer place in the event of disasters.


Advances in computing affect progress in every area of society. Capitalizing on our research, this strength is helping to create a vibrant research community and discover tomorrow's next technological breakthrough.

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