Research and Economic Development


From the humanities to the hard sciences, the Research and Economic Development offices and units support the planning, implementation and recording of scholarship and research.

The Research and Economic Development office and its coordinating units support campus-wide research and entrepreneurial enterprise. In helping faculty achieve research excellence, they work on proposals from concept through submission, review regulations to ensure compliance, and offer training and assistance. They encourage entrepreneurs, nurture start-ups and facilitate innovation in ways that benefit the university as well as the local and global community.

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Leadership Messages

"Research drives us. Whether it results in beneficial inventions and technologies, discoveries that inform our teaching, or creative scholarship, it is core to UB's faculty, staff and students." 

Venu Govindaraju
Vice President for Research and Economic Development 

"Using expert knowledge to find the gaps and develop the solutions, that's university innovation at work, building an information economy, a creative community."

portrait of Christina Orsi.

Christina Orsi
Associate Vice President for Economic Development

Offices Supporting UB Researchers

Staff Directory

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart.

Contact Information


516 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1611
(716) 645-3321
FAX: (716) 645-6792

Leading Research Centers and Initiatives