About the University of Birmingham
We have a long and proud history of firsts at the University of Birmingham; we were the first – and are now one of the largest - civic universities in the UK.
As the first civic university, we remain committed to working with a wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds. We take equality, diversity and inclusion seriously and recognise that such work will never be complete.
We are particularly interested in working with those that are committed to helping us improve society and the university in this area. We are highly ambitious and work collaboratively to deliver our agendas.
More recently, we were the first university to establish a fully comprehensive secondary school, and the first Russell Group and Global Top 100 university to open a campus in Dubai. Research England's inaugural Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) ranked the University of Birmingham's contribution to the regional economy between August 2016 and July 2019 as first amongst all UK universities for local growth and regeneration. Income generation for the region accounted for 21% of total sector income which totalled over £41m – more than four times that of the next institution.
Why choose us
With more than 8,000 staff, 38,000 students and 300,000 alumni across the globe, we think, recruit, and compete worldwide. Ranked in the top 100 universities globally and the top 25 in all domestic league tables, the quality of what we do at Birmingham is widely recognised.