University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia


Through the vision and commitment of its 4,000 faculty researchers, the University of British Columbia has become one of the world’s leading research universities, consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world.

In 2013/14, research funding at UBC topped $564 million and advanced more than 8,400 projects across two campuses and in communities near and far. UBC’s open, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment encourages researchers to connect with peer institutions, government, non-profit and industry partners at home and around the world.

From education and health care, to clean energy and creative industries, to natural resources and nanotechnology, UBC advances the research-based innovation, solutions and university-industry partnerships that strengthen the quality of life for all British Columbians.

But UBC research also has global impact with areas of research excellence spanning economics, quantum materials, genomics and cancer, HIV/AIDS, biodiversity, forestry, fisheries, natural resources, sustainability, brain health, digital media, Asian studies and more.