We take an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to
research, focusing our faculty strength and integrating our
research, education and engagement activities in response to the
most challenging problems and questions of our time.
We offer innovative educational opportunities in and out of the
classroom that emphasize applied learning and provide students with
the support, skills and confidence needed to excel in our
increasingly complex and global society.
We are transforming our living-learning environment and
enhancing academic support infrastructures to provide
state-of-the-art, sustainable educational and research environments
that advance faculty and students in their ongoing pursuit of
We are committed to pursuing transformative research and
education that respond to local and global issues and building
partnerships in order to address community needs. We foster and
support innovation and entrepreneurism to contribute to economic
development in our communities and beyond.
Researchers from UB and Cardiff University were instrumental in
creating a special themed issue of the quarterly journal Built
Environment focused on food equity, an increasingly important topic
in planning and design disciplines.
“Nature does not create problems in a single discipline, so to solve the larger problems we have to bring people together. We started our multidisciplinary approach with UB 2020 and the next logical stage is to work on real-world problems.”
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi on UB's Communities of Excellence