Transport and energy are the largest contributors to UK carbon emissions. Across the University of Birmingham, we are working with industry partners to share knowledge and turn theory, through experimentation, into real-world applications, which will develop the technologies and infrastructure needed to decarbonise the energy and transport sectors.
The Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) is driving change in the way we deliver, consume and think about energy. Working with government, industry and international partners our research is solving societal issues and addressing challenges relating to energy poverty, the circular economy, transport systems, cooling, hydrogen, energy storage and the decarbonisation of heat.
The Centre for Urban Wellbeing brings together academics from across the University of Birmingham to tackle global challenges to community health and wellbeing.
The University of Birmingham has established a Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics
Our research addresses the global challenge of supporting our increasing ageing population by encouraging an active lifestyle to help maintain physical and mental health in older generations.
Climate change and the direct impacts of increasing global temperatures and water shortages are two of the biggest challenges facing the world. Our research is addressing the impact of these fundamental global changes.
We are investigating the impacts of climate change on forests and water, people and our planet seeking sustainable solutions to real world crises.
We are developing, testing and implementing solutions to save women’s lives across the world by improving their standards of care during pregnancy and childbirth.
Developing the use of sensors and clocks in innovative, ground-breaking technologies to change the future landscapes of healthcare, transport, defence, civil engineering and more.
Academia partnering with business, investigating, developing and co-creating robust and innovative solutions to achieve responsible business success. Building the foundations for a more responsible and sustainable future.
We are working with partners across the globe to understand how to save lives at risk from poor air quality.
Challenging established views and policy responses to migration and its impact on societies in a rapidly changing world.
Birmingham academics work on major issues in international ethics and global justice and train the next generation of students to tackle these issues.
Birmingham has been at the forefront of transplants since the pioneering work of Sir Peter Medawar. Our researchers are continuing his legacy.
We explore what it means to be human – in historical and cultural contexts, within ethical and legal norms and through languages and communication.
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.
We employ birds as model species in the investigation of general principles and mechanisms that are central to understanding key questions in biology and the environment.
Members of the Centre are based in the School of Biosciences and the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences. Honorary members are based world-wide.