We are driving innovation with industry and manufacturing partners to transform industries and deliver growth to our economies, thereby helping to improve people’s livelihoods.
We are improving the health of people across the world through new discoveries, treatments and patient pathways and working in partnership to build a transformative health ecosystem in our region.
We are working to understand the impact of climate change on the planet and its people, to improve air quality, and developing new technologies to decarbonise energy and transport in partnership with industry and government.
We are working with our partners to tackle inequalities in all aspects of society, striving to make change for a fairer world and one in which people can enjoy a fulfilling, rewarding life.
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From atoms to astronomy, computers to cars and robots to robust materials, our goal is to transform our understanding of the world to make life easier, healthier and more sustainable.
Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences, we discover, apply and translate science to forge major advances in human and environmental health.
With more than 1,000 academic staff researchers and around £80 million new research funding per year, we are dedicated to performing world-leading research with the ultimate goal of improving human health.
We address the challenges facing society and the economy, from shedding light on the refugee crisis, to character education in schools, through to developing leaders in the NHS.
The Birmingham Extreme Robotics Lab (ERL) is Europe’s most prominent university lab dedicated to nuclear and other extreme environment applications of advanced robotics and AI.
Birmingham ERL researchers developed the state-of-the-art algorithms and control methods which recently achieved the first ever deployments in history of autonomous robots in nuclear sites (AI-controlled, vision-guided grasping of inactive waste materials at NNL Workington in 2016, and AI-controlled, vision-guided robotic laser-cutting of contaminated metal inside a real radioactive hot-cell at NNL Preston in 2017).
Latest news: University of Birmingham secures funding for National Centre for Nuclear Robotics
08 November 2017
A consortium of eight universities, led by University of Birmingham, has secured £42 million of new investment to fund the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR).