Working at home and abroad, UB students and faculty apply their knowledge to a range of projects addressing global challenges. From training earthquake engineers in Haiti to treating HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, the research and outreach we do at UB changes lives around the world.
Through a growing network of global institutional partnerships, UB is strengthening research collaborations, enhancing faculty efforts overseas and creating new opportunities for graduate students to gain international experience and make meaningful contributions to an increasingly globalized world.
The university supports cross-disciplinary research in more than 40 organized research centers. Visit the Office of Vice President for Research for a full list of research centers and institutes, research facts, research news and information regarding the rigorous research being conducted at UB. We also encourage you to visit UB to see our state-of-the-art facilities for yourself and meet with faculty. Please contact your specific academic program to learn more about research being done in your discipline.
Situated near the border with Canada, UB is one of America’s most internationalized universities. We enroll a larger proportion of international students than any other university of our kind and our campus life is rich in cultural programming. UB is consistently ranked as a national leader in international enrollment. We recruit and retain high-quality, self-funded students from 115 countries around the world. Our outstanding orientation and support services are provided to international students.
UB has an increasingly internationalized faculty from every region of the world. Institutional partnerships and offshore academic programs create opportunities for international research. We are a leader in research and study about Canada, our next-door neighbor. More than 600 international scholars and researchers visit UB annually. Our centers and institutes advance the study of international topics, from language and literature to global health and cross-border trade. Leading-edge scholarship on issues of global significance is one of UB’s strengths.
Working at home and abroad, UB students and faculty apply their knowledge to a range of projects addressing global challenges. From training earthquake engineers in Haiti to documenting vanishing languages in Cameroon, the research and outreach we do at UB changes lives around the world. Through a growing network of institutional partnerships around the world, UB is strengthening research collaborations, enhancing faculty efforts overseas and creating new opportunities for graduate students to gain international experience and make meaningful contributions to an increasingly globalized world.
We offer an academic environment and campus experience that prepares you for life and work in an interconnected global society. Through coursework at home and opportunities to study overseas, you’ll acquire cross-cultural skills and a contextualized understanding of world affairs. UB continues to expand study abroad offerings for graduate students. With some 60 UB programs overall and more than 550 programs available through the SUNY study abroad consortium, you’ll find affordable programs in nearly every discipline. Increasing numbers of UB students successfully compete for prestigious international graduate fellowships, including Fulbright, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and National Science Foundation programs, to name just a few.
The university has a tradition of leading the way in overseas degree programs:
The University at Buffalo has a growing alumni community overseas, particularly in Asia, with alumni living in 130 countries. The International Alumni Program has alumni chapters in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Turkey.