University at Buffalo Interdisciplinary Research Centers and Institutes
UB's interdisciplinary research centers and institutes unite faculty, students and researchers as they search for answers to the world’s challenges. These are dynamic units, designed to meet society’s ever evolving needs or in finding ways to improve the human condition. Faculty members come from across the university with perspectives as diverse as the problems they face, from environmental issues to human addictions, from improving health care to developing sustainable materials. These centers and institutes also are advancing computer technology and visualization, influencing policymakers and educators, and encouraging entrepreneurial enterprise.
The newly created UB RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) Institute will focus on difficult and complex environmental challenges, including the social and economic issues that compound them.
NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
The NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences fosters economic development by advancing new scientific discoveries aimed at preventing and managing disease.
Research Institute on Addictions
The Research Institute on Addictions is a national leader in the study of substance use and abuse, addiction and treatment.
Center for Computational Research
The Center for Computational Research has high-performance computing and visualization resources that assist with research and education, while also enabling economic development and job creation.
UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics
Expanding UB's core strengths in materials science and informatics is a crucial part of New York State's strategy to help new and existing businesses become more competitive through technological innovation.