Research Centers


UB Geography is home to the CTED and NCGIA. 

UB's Center for Trade, Environment and Development (CTED) is a newly launched independent research center at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). The Center's faculty and students conducts research on international trade and investment, and their social, environmental, and economic development impacts. CTED was formerly the Canada-United States Trade Center, and is housed in the Department of Geography.

The University at Buffalo has been prominent in GI Science research and training since the mid-1970s, and is home to one of the three sites of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). The NCGIA is an independent research consortium whose primary mandate is to conduct basic research in geographic information science and its related technology.

University at Buffalo’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) study center was established in 1994 by Chemistry professor Allan Cadenhead as part of the United States APEC study center (ASC) consortium ( Twenty-one of such university centers may be found in the United States to encourage institutional networks and academic research on trade and investment in the region.