UBC consistently ranks as one of the world’s top research universities.
Globally connected, we attract the highest calibre research faculty and students and approximately $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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Recognizing UBC research excellence
UBC is proud to launch its new strategic plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century. Discover how Research Excellence serves as one of the four core areas of the strategic plan.
You're invited to read UBC's 2018–2019 Annual Report, which communicates our progress made over the past year and celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff, and others who are shaping UBC’s next century.
UBC research by the numbers
THE Ranking, 2020
ARWU Ranking, 2019
public universities in the world
North America's most international university, 2017 THE international rankings
UBC publications in SciVal (2013-2017) with international co-authors
international students from 156 countries
UBC faculty among 2018 Highly Cited Researchers
Canada Research Chairs
1 of 6
Killam research institutes
Associated Nobel laureates
Royal Society of Canada fellows
FY2019 research budget for 9,544 projects
faculty members + 8,000+ clinical faculty
estimated sales generated by UBC discoveries
industry-sponsored research collaborations in FY2019
Last updated: September 2019