The university was founded in 1846 as a private college, but in 1962 was absorbed into the State University of New York (SUNY) system. By enrollment, UB is the largest of SUNY’s four comprehensive university centers, and also the largest public university in the northeastern United States (comprising New York state and the New England region). In addition, by either endowment or research funding, UB is also the largest one of SUNY’s four comprehensive flagship university centers.
As of 2012, the university enrolls 28,601 students in 13 separate colleges. The university houses the largest state-operated medical school and features the only state law school, architecture and urban planning school, and pharmacy school in the state of New York. The university offers over 100 bachelor’s, 205 master’s, 84 doctoral, and 10 professional areas of study.
According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University at Buffalo is a Research University with Very High Research Activity (RU/VH). In 1989, UB was elected to the Association of American Universities, which represents 62 prestigious, leading research universities in the United States and Canada. UB’s alumni and faculty have produced a U.S. President, a Prime Minister, astronauts, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, Academy Award winners, Emmy Award winners, Rhodes Scholars, and other notable individuals in their fields.
University at Buffalo research articles from Innovation Toronto
- This “nanocavity” may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and other optoelectronic devices – May 14, 2016
- The secret to 3-D graphene? Just freeze it – March 8, 2016
- Next-gen pacemakers may be powered by unlikely source: the heart – November 2, 2015
- New sensing technology could improve our ability to detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons and more – June 6, 2015
- The Wild West of physics – January 24, 2015
- The Internet of Things – Underwater: The Sunrise Project – September 14, 2014
- New tech could take light-based cancer treatment deep inside the body – May 16, 2014
- Fighting cancer with lasers and nanoballoons that pop
- Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies
- Graphene-Based Nano-Antennas May Enable Networks of Tiny Machines
- Stingray movement could inspire the next generation of submarines
- The next frontier of wireless tech? Your body
- Solar panels as inexpensive as paint?
- NASA announces new CubeSat space mission candidates
- Engineers are catching rainbows with a material that slows light
- Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand
- An innovative idea to eradicate polio
- A Gorgeous, Towering Hive To Save Our Dying Bees
- Real-life Spider Men Using Protein Found in Venom to Develop Muscular Dystrophy Treatment
- Using Graphene, Scientists Develop a Less Toxic Way to Rust-Proof Steel
- Primate study provides positive sign for the safety of nanomedicine
- Can Computers Catch You Telling a Lie?
- Engineers Create a Rainbow-Colored Polymer That Could Open the Door to Portable, Handheld Multispectral Imaging Devices
- New Drug Target for Alzheimer’s, Stroke Discovered
- ‘Smart’ Sunglasses Block Blinding Glare
- Math Framework That Could Help Convert ‘Junk’ Energy Into Useful Power
- Chameleon Magnets: Ability to Switch Magnets ‘On’ or ‘Off’ Could Revolutionize Computing
- Tech Solutions Start With Pattern Recognition
- Robotic surgery world first surgical training software