University of Birmingham

Through efforts to high things

United Kingdom

The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. 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. We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

The University of Birmingham was established to unlock the global potential of a progressive city, we remain committed to ensuring our national and global influence while remaining at the heart of the city’s renaissance.

Global Reach

We bring together the people and resources to tackle the major challenges of our time. We draw on and give back to the region through our research, our education and our global reach and reputation.

Purposeful Approach

As an institution dedicated to learning, we contribute to the growth and spread of knowledge and ideas which will help to transform the world; working with partners to take on the big questions, find and implement solutions and make a difference locally, nationally and globally. This purposeful, pragmatic and pioneering approach, focused on the common good, has enabled us to redefine the civic university, becoming the standard against which others are measured. 

Our Values

Excellence: We have the highest standards, knowing we can always be better

Leadership: We shape our own future and support others’ success

Pioneering spirit: We are the first to do things and we take calculated risks

Purposefulness: We know our strengths, focus on our goals and persist in adversity

Pragmatism: We are well-grounded and practical, tackling and solving problems

This Strategic Framework 2015-20 charts a course that will allow the University of Birmingham to succeed. The quality of our students, and the creativity and leadership of our people, alongside our willingness to make bold and sometimes tough choices, will enable us to realise our goals. Through this sustained original thinking, our success will be seen in the continued growth of our impact and reputation, and that of the region.

World-class Research

By investing in, and cultivating, intellectual talent and ideas, and delivering world-class research and education, we will unlock value, make important things happen, and continue to thrive. The University of Birmingham remains committed to bringing the cream of the world’s academic minds to our beautiful Edgbaston campus, to develop their careers in a progressive, cutting-edge environment. To date we have appointed more than 60 outstanding, high potential, early career researchers as part of our sector-leading Birmingham Fellowship programme.

Academic Strengths

We offer the Birmingham Fellows five years of protected time for high-quality research, allowing these outstanding, high potential, early-career researchers of all ages to establish themselves as rounded academics who will go on to make a full and excellent contribution to research, teaching and academic citizenship. We want our Birmingham Fellows to enhance the University’s existing academic strengths and contribute to the growing culture of collaboration and interdisciplinarity that exists here.

Research Leaders

Professor Tim Softley, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer, said: ‘Through the Birmingham Fellows Scheme we seek to attract the research leaders of the future into Birmingham’s vibrant and creative intellectual atmosphere, providing an outstanding opportunity and support to accelerate their academic career development and to fulfil their potential.’

 

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM DUBAI 

The University of Birmingham are thrilled to announce that we will be opening a campus in Dubai this autumn, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai and its rapidly developing international educational hub.

The University of Birmingham Dubai exemplifies the qualities and values we have championed for more than a century. Our mission is to deliver a world-class British university education in the global city and international hub of Dubai. 

There has never been a more exciting time to become a part of the University of Birmingham. We collaborate with partners across the world to create ground-breaking research, deliver innovative teaching and create opportunities for staff and students to gain international experience.

Our new campus development in Dubai marks the latest phase in the University of Birmingham’s global expansion and builds on our extensive international research collaborations, CPD programmes, distance learning courses, and well-established international teaching activities in Singapore and China.

Our programmes

Following approval by the Dubai Government’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which is responsible for the growth and quality of education, we will provide opportunities for students to study on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Initially, these will include Business, Economics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Primary and Secondary Teacher Education, with further programmes to be offered subsequently.

Our University of Birmingham Dubai campus will be located within Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). All of our courses will be taught, examined and accredited to the same recognised high standards as those delivered on the University’s UK campus in Birmingham.

 


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Vice-Chancellor's profile

Professor Sir David Eastwood became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham in April 2009. Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), a post he had held since September 2006. Former posts also included Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, and Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Board.

 

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer

Tim Softley is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer.  As such his responsibilities are to lead the University’s research performance with the aim of positioning the University firmly amongst the leading research universities in the UK. He takes the lead role on preparing and the delivery of actions to enhance Birmingham’s position in the next REF, and on working to improve the University’s grant capture, including research funding from business and industry. As a member of the University Executive Board and the Strategic Planning and Resources Committee, he contributes to the broader leadership and direction of the University, and supports the Provost in academic planning matters including the annual planning and target-setting cycle.

 

 

Key facts:

It is widely accepted that Birmingham was the first English civic or 'redbrick' university – established to support the ambitions of its home city, but we have a string of other ‘firsts’ under our belt.

Birmingham was the first university to –

  • Build on a campus model – occupying a 276-acre green parkland around the University, only three miles from the heart of the city 
  • Create a purpose-built students’ union building – the student voice remains at the heart of our decision-making 
  • Incorporate a Medical School – now part of our College of Medical and Dental Sciences 
  • Open a Faculty of Commerce – which makes our Business School the longest established in the country 
  • Provide a women’s hall of residence – far-sighted in the early 1900’s; Birmingham continues to welcome students from all backgrounds, nations and religions 
  • Offer a sporting option for all students – sport and sporting excellence, along with music, are the cornerstones of Birmingham's cultural life