The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Founded in 1900 as the UK’s first civic university, today it is a truly global institution and a vibrant international community, employing 8,500 staff, teaching more than 38,000 students, and with over 35,000 alumni.

Ranked in the top 100 universities globally, Birmingham is a founder member of the Universitas 21 global network of research universities. It ranks highly among employers seeking to recruit graduates and is an enviably diverse community, with staff and students from Birmingham and the West Midlands, across the UK and around the world.

Having recently opened a major new campus in Dubai, it is using valued partnerships in China, India, Brazil, the US and Australia to develop innovative research solutions to address key global challenges. The original ‘redbrick’, the University has recently evolved to increase its cohort of leading academic colleagues and undertake a transformational £1 billion reimagination of its renowned campus estate.

The University is committed to making a positive economic, social, and cultural contribution through education and research, including establishing the non-selective University of Birmingham School. It works with industry, business, universities, and governments worldwide to improve areas as broad as rail engineering, maternal health, inter-faith studies, air and water pollution, and social inequality.

Current research funding has an award value of more than £900 million and has been integral to some of today’s greatest discoveries, including the Higgs boson particle and gravitational waves. The University aspires over the next decade to establish itself in the top 50 of the world’s leading universities.