Europe is central to the academic and cultural identity of the University of Birmingham and we have a long history of working closely with European institutions in both research and education.

We are the most successful UK University for coordinating Horizon 2020 grants, and since 2013 have secured funding for over 190 projects across Europe and the world. We are delighted to continue our involvement with Horizon post-Brexit. 

Our campus is home to 47 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows. Around a quarter of our academic staff are non-UK Europeans, as are almost 15% of our PhD students. Some of our largest and deepest partnerships are with our European counterparts, and since 2016 our researchers have co-authored more than 12,000 papers with over 2,000 European institutions. 

We are supporting engagement with Europe by working with key strategic partners, enhancing opportunities for student mobility and supporting academic collaborations.

*Figures: Oct 2019

Meet the team

Dr Erica Arthur

Dr Erica Arthur

Head of Global Partnerships (Europe & South America), Birmingham Global

Hannah Stretton

Hannah Lowe

Global Partnerships Manager (Europe), Birmingham Global