ABOUT UBC

WELCOME TO A WORLD CLASS UNIVERSITY

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world.
Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. From across Canada and around the world, notable scientists, scholars, writers, and students are drawn to this inspiring place.

UBC at a glance

  • 62,923 total students
  • 54,236 Vancouver students
  • 8,687 Okanagan students
  • 14,434 international students from 162 countries
  • 12,800 degrees granted in 2016
  • $12.5 billion in economic impact
  • 199 companies spun off from UBC research
  • 1,342 research projects with industry partners
  • 1,112 research contracts and agreements with government and non-profits