About The University of British Columbia (UBC)
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university. UBC is home to nearly 65,000 students on two main campuses. These students are supported by approximately 16,800 faculty and staff members across UBC’s campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna. UBC’s annual budget is over $2.8 billion, and the University received $669 million in research funding for more than 9,500 projects in 2018-19.
UBC’s 2018-2028 strategic plan Shaping UBC’s Next Century was launched at a time of renewal, as the University embarks on its next century as a leading public university. The University’s vision, to inspire people, ideas, and actions for a better world, is supported by ten goals in the strategic plan, along with three thematic areas, and four core areas.
As one of the world’s top research universities, the University of British Columbia has created positive change at home and abroad for more than a century. Today our two major campuses—in Vancouver and the Okanagan—attract, nurture and transform more than 65,000 students from Canada and 140+ countries around the world.
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