University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. From its world-leading research across all disciplines and vibrant international student and staff community to the breadth and depth of its international engagement, Birmingham is a global university in every sense. The university has created a research environment where academic rigour, innovation, and delivery are made possible by brilliant people, outstanding facilities, and strong collaborative networks.
It has a global community of more than 200,000 contactable alumni and friends extending its reach and influence to over 150 countries. Internationally the focus on key partnerships has fostered multi-faceted and productive collaborations with China, Australia, India, Japan, Brazil and the United States.

As a founding member of the Russell Group, and one of the world’s top 100 universities, it is acknowledged for its commitment to providing outstanding teaching, having been awarded a Gold rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework and producing some of the most employable graduates in the country. It is also a founding member of the global Universitas 21 alliance of research universities where it continues to be extremely active and the chairmanship of the Research Support Group under this umbrella is currently held by the University of Birmingham.

In Europe, its engagement, including investment in a physical office in Brussels, has led to a formal collaboration with the European Commission’s in-house science service, (JRC) which seeks to enable its research to inform European decision making.
Nationally, the university influences government legislation, policy, and service delivery. It has helped to shape thinking, law, and policy in diverse areas, including children in need, NHS leadership, antibiotic resistance, the use of drones, and international development.

Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. It continues this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed its work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.