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’s 2016-2017 Annual Report has launched in a new downloadable format, it includes top highlights, high-level performance measures and financial information. Please take some time to read the many accomplishments of our students, faculty staff and alumni.
UBC research by the numbers
THE Ranking, 2016-17
ARWU Ranking, 2016
public universities in the world
North America's most international university, 2017 THE international rankings
UBC publications in SciVal (2012-2016) with international co-authors
international students from 162 countries
UBC faculty among 2016 Highly Cited Researchers
Canada Research Chairs
1 of 6
Killam research institutes
Royal Society of Canada fellows
annual research budget for 8,808 projects
faculty members + 8,000+ clinical faculty
estimated sales generated by UBC discoveries
industry-sponsored research collaborations in FY2017
Last updated: June 2017