Research Excellence

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 $650 million in research funding each year across both our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

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.

UBC Research by the numbers
 

Research Activity

Rankings

Awards + honours 

Chair holders


$759.1M

Research Funding, 2020/21

#13

THE Impact Ranking, 2021

8

Associated Nobel Laureates 

199

Canada Research Chairs

$269.9M

Tri-Agency Funding, 2020/21

#34

THE Ranking, 2021

280

Royal Society of Canada fellows

3

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

10,116

Research Projects, 2020/21

#42

ARWU Ranking, 2021

 

32

Faculty in 2020 Highly Cited Researchers Listing

4

Canada 150 Chairs

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