UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our thinking, research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day.A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.UB spends more than $349.4 million annually on research, seeking knowledge that leads to new cures, improved processes, stronger materials, faster computers, smarter software, smaller machines and thousands of other improvements.UB is first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international. Nearly 11 percent of UB students study abroad—five times the national average. UB has exchange programs with more than 75 universities around the world.More than 219,000 UB alumni live in every state and 130 countries around the world. Among our celebrated graduates are NASA’s lead astronaut for medical issues; a former president of the American Medical Assocation; the former minister of educaton in the People’s Republic of China; the co-founder of Miramax Films; the CEOs of Paramount Pictures, J. Crew and A&E Television Network; and the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.