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 $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.

 

Spotlight Areas

See where our research is leading

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News + Events

The latest research announcements from across UBC

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 Faculties, Centres + Institutes

The home of our research activities

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Awards + Honours

Recognizing UBC research excellence

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UBC research by the numbers
 

 Global Player

#36

THE Ranking, 2016-17


#34

ARWU Ranking, 2016


Top 20

public universities in the world


#1

North America's most international university, 2015 THE international rankings 


22,682

UBC publications in SciVal (2011-2015) with international co-authors


11,965

international students from 139 countries

Outstanding Research

20

UBC researchers among 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited 


187

Canada Research Chairs


1 of 6

Killam research institutes


7

Nobel laureates 


207

Royal Society of Canada fellows


69

Rhodes scholars

Innovation Hub

$600m

annual research budget for 8,766 projects 


5,145

faculty members + 7,000+ clinical faculty


10,764

graduate students


189

spin-off companies 


$11 billion

estimated sales generated by UBC discoveries


1,342

industry-sponsored research collaborations in FY2016

Last updated: September 2016
 

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