At UB, a historic hiring push to bolster research and diversity

Published March 12, 2023


The Buffalo News featured UB President Satish Tripathi in an article highlighting UB’s hiring spree of professors that could expand its faculty by 5% to 10% over the next two years. The university says new hires are a key part of its efforts to bolster – and diversify – its faculty and attract top researchers to attain bigger federal grants and boost UB’s standing among top public research universities. In all, UB wants to add 200 tenure-track faculty in the next two years, double its number of underrepresented faculty in five years and more than double its annual federal research grant funding to $1 billion by 2030. “As the governor says, you have to build the infrastructure and hire the faculty for more research to happen,” said Tripathi. “With more research, you get more innovation, more students come here and more economic development comes out of it, and this is how we improve the quality of life in Western New York.”

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