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Engineering grand opening

Grand Opening of the new School of Engineering and world class research facilities at the University of Birmingham, Tuesday 19th to Wednesday 20th October 2021

To celebrate the opening of our new School of Engineering and research facilities we will be joined by our many partners across industry and academia along with our alumni.

Further details of the programme and activities will be released in due course. 

School of Engineering

February 2021 marked the successful completion of the new £46.5M  School of Engineering building at the University of Birmingham. The state-of-the-art 12,000 sqm facility spans across five floors with a full building height atrium. 

The University of Birmingham is passionate about educating the next generation of engineers.  Our new building provides students with the opportunity to work with our collaborators across multiple disciplines and sectors. Learning will mirror the workplace, encouraging and developing their understanding of industry and their role within it.  

UK Railway Research and Innovation Network Centre of Excellence

The new School of Engineering building sits alongside the £16.4M world-class centre of excellence in rail, funded to act as the hub for the newly created UK Railway Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), which opened in November 2020.  

The UKRRIN Centre of Excellence in Digital Systems will focus on future railway control and simulation; data integration and cyber security; sensing and automation; and improved methods for technology introduction. This builds on our existing world leading capabilities strength in rail research, innovation and education.

National Buried Infrastructure Facility

The National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF) is a 'one of its kind' facility for research, education and training in buried infrastructure-ground interaction, soil stabilisation and improvement, geophysical sensing, pipeline detection & condition assessment, tunnelling and trenchless technologies.  NBIF is a key facility funded as part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) that offers industry partners a valuable new capability to improve knowledge of where existing infrastructure is, what condition it is in and the ground it is buried in.

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