Research Clusters

As a top-40 research university, UBC is celebrated for the scope, strength and impact of its research activities. Here's where our researchers claim the spotlight in the global arena.

Advanced Manufacturing
Addressing fundamental scientific challenges as well as some of the most exciting application areas in engineering.
Clean Energy
Developing viable solutions for sustainable energy.
Digital Technologies
Tackling critical issues in a rapidly transforming sector.
Forest Bio-Economy
Pursuing advanced research in the bio-products sector through partnerships with industry and government.
Merging clinical insight with advanced research approaches to improve health across the lifespan.
A locus of innovation in mining and mineral processing in Canada and the world.
World-class researchers focusing on the areas of intelligent transportation technologies, transportation infrastructure, fuels and safety.
Urban Systems and Resilient Infrastructure
Leaders in planning, designing and engineering of cities, systems and infrastructure crucial to an increasingly urban future.
Water & Environment
Generating solutions to protect regional, national and international resources and environments.