UBC consistently ranks as one of the world’s top research universities.
Globally connected, we attract the highest calibre research faculty and students and more than $600 million in research funding each year.
In partnership with universities, industries, government and communities worldwide, our research discoveries are hugely influential. They are advancing new knowledge and have led to countless new products, treatments and services.
Thanks to researchers at our two campuses and affiliated teaching hospitals, UBC ideas, innovations and discoveries are improving lives around the world.
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UBC research by the numbers
THE Ranking, 2016-17
ARWU Ranking, 2016
public universities in the world
North America's most international university, 2015 THE international rankings
UBC publications in SciVal (2011-2015) with international co-authors
international students from 139 countries
UBC researchers among 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited
Canada Research Chairs
1 of 6
Killam research institutes
Royal Society of Canada fellows
annual research budget for 8,766 projects
faculty members + 7,000+ clinical faculty
estimated sales generated by UBC discoveries
industry-sponsored research collaborations in FY2016
Last updated: September 2016