One of the Top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK, the University of Birmingham was established in 1900. The history of the university dates to over 120 years where it was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1900.
Home to over 38,000 students, 8000 staff and over 300,000 alumni, the university boasts of having over 10,000 international students from over 150 countries.
Located at the heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse and modern city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage. The vibrant university campus comprises of 22 buildings spread over 672 acres. Investments of over £1 billion into modern state-of-the-art technology, transformational research facilities, and world -class sports facility makes learning experience at the University of Birmingham truly unique.
The university generates an estimate of £3.5bn every year to the local economy and teaching contributes almost £1.34 billion every year to the region. It also supports 15,545 jobs in the West Midlands region. A whopping £678.8 million per year is pumped to Birmingham’s economy and £951.8 million per year to the West Midlands by the university.
The university is led by an academic team of world-renowned researchers and experienced professionals who are committed in its core mission of providing world-class education and engagement in world-class research. The university’s research and knowledge transfer activity worth £885 million (London Economics).
The University of Birmingham is also deeply committed in its civic engagements.
Helping local business adapt to technological changes, enhancing local healthcare facilities, improving education opportunities, training community leaders are just a few of the social impact contributed through the university’s teaching, research, and partnerships.
It has also significantly contributed to the local and regional economy as an educator, employer, research leader and international gateway.