Our story is one of remarkable growth in size, quality, reputation and impact. In a little more than four decades, UAB has transformed from its modest beginnings as an extension center into a doctoral research university and academic medical center. And we have the same audacious vision that led our founders to dream big dreams:
To educate, advance discovery, care for the sick, respond to the needs of our community and establish Alabama as a progressive economic center that can change the world.
UAB past & present
Here you'll find timely statistics and information, plus future plans and our rich history.
This information can help you reach your destination and navigate our 86-block campus in downtown Birmingham.
The university is led by President Ray Watts, M.D., governed by a board of trustees and advised by the Faculty Senate.
Rankings & excellence
UAB is an internationally renowned, public doctoral research university and academic health center.
UAB's reach stretches across classes, culture and continents into inner-city classrooms, rural clinics and far corners of the globe.