Top 25 Ambition

UB's North Campus.

UB is poised to continue its rise as one of the nation's top public research universities.

“Our exceptional rise in the rankings of the best public and national universities reflects the profound impact that UB is having — through our scholarship, our research and our creative activity — on the region, the nation and the world. While these rankings speak volumes about the robust culture of academic excellence that we foster, they also underscore our unwavering commitment to the greater good. ”
Satish K. Tripathi

With the framework originally established in the UB 2020 strategic plan, UB has set a course for excellence across the university's academic endeavors, research and scholarship, and in the education of students.

By doing so, it will rise even further in the ranks of the AAU, situating itself among the Top 25 public research universities in the nation in the next decade.

In this endeavor, the university is continuing to follow the guiding principles of UB 2020 while honing the articulation of its goals, namely:

  • to achieve greater societal impact by enhancing scholarly productivity and growing UB's overall research portfolio;
  • to provide students with innovative, research-grounded educational experiences;
  • to build upon UB's culture of equity and inclusion by further integrating inclusiveness into all aspects of the university;
  • and to deepen engagement in the region by strengthening partnerships to contribute to positive health outcomes and economic vitality.

As part of its Top 25 Ambition, UB is continuing to enhance the university's physical infrastructure, creating an even more robust living-learning environment. Moving forward, the plan includes building new residence halls, reimagining library spaces and completing the Heart of the Campus initiative.

On the historic South Campus, UB is progressing on its plan to develop an academic hub for the university's professional schools. This entails relocating both the Graduate School of Education and the School of Social Work, in its entirety, from the North Campus; creating a health sciences complex; and demolishing temporary and vacant buildings to restore the design originally envisioned by master Buffalo architect E.B. Green.

On the downtown campus, UB continues to build out the Academic Health Center—anchored by the recently relocated Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences—to create a world-class destination for medical education, research and clinical care.