We are a civic university with a strong global footprint linking Birmingham and the world. Our goal is to use our strengths in research and education to increase the well being of our city, our region, the nation and the world.

Nationally, we influence Government legislation, policy and service delivery through Policy Commissions and Birmingham Brief. Our voice is regularly heard in media and public discourse, shaping debate and seeding ideas.

BioHub Birmingham

We actively reach out to SMEs by providing services through our BizzInn incubator and the new BioHub Birmingham, both located on the Birmingham Research Park, a longstanding collaboration with Birmingham City Council. Internationally, our focus on key partnerships has fostered multi-faceted and productive collaborations with Guangzhou in China and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in the US. In partnership with the University of Nottingham we have an influential presence in Brazil and our academics are working in Africa to help to rebuilt societies torn apart by war.

Our success will be seen in the diversity, scale and quality of our relationships, engagements, impact and influence.