Our research in focus

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 $750 million in research funding each year across both our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

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. In 2020/21, UBC was involved in over 10,000 research projects.

In 2022, UBC ranked #13 in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking.

Thanks to researchers at our two campuses and affiliated teaching hospitals, UBC ideas, innovations and discoveries are improving lives around the world.

View the Research in Focus profiles to learn more about the people behind the research.