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About the iSEED Institute

A university-wide institute at UB, the Institute for Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity strives to build a culturally and intellectually diverse and academically inclusive community of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.

iSEED focuses on excellence in education, engagement in research, mentoring and enhancement of professional development central to the UB mission.

The iSEED is supported through the E Fund by the Office of the Provost.

The iSEED was created and founded by Co-Directors: Dr. Margarita L. Dubocovich and Dr. Luis A. Colon, who served in this role from 2013 to 2022. The iSEED was originally funded by 3 E-Funds from  the Office of the Provost

  • Leadership and Administration
    Learn more about the leadership and administration involved with iSEED.
  • Participating Schools
    Seven schools with graduate programs in STEM fields form the iSEED.
  • Partner Schools
    The School of Architecture and Planning is the only such school in the SUNY system and offers SUNY’s only accredited professional master of architecture (MArch) degree.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Resources
    In addition to the iSEED, there are many departments and offices at UB that provide resources for students, faculty, and staff regarding diversity and equality.
  • Contact Us
    Let us know if you would like more information about iSEED.