More than 260,000 UB alumni are making a difference in every state and 148 countries around the world. Among our celebrated graduates are the director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; the CEO of China’s largest search engine; the executive producer and host of NPR’s “Fresh Air”; the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist; and the breakout star of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” 

Great Grads

Here are just a few of our many accomplished UB alumni:

  • Co-founder of, major Chinese-language search engine — Li Yanhong (Robin)
  • Industrialist and former Indonesian minister of state-owned enterprises — Tanri Abeng
  • Former Chinese minister of education and current president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering — Zhou Ji
  • Taiwan’s former deputy minister of education — Wu Tieh-Hsiung
  • Former dean of Singapore’s National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University — Saravanan Gopinathan
  • Former vice chancellor of Kenyatta University, Kenya  — Everett Standa
  • Executive director of World Education Services — Mariam Assefa
  • Former astronaut and NASA mission specialist — Ellen Shulman Baker
  • Award-winning journalist for CNN — Wolf Blitzer
  • Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist for The Washington Post — Tom Toles