International collaborations

Singapore students Oct 2017

Railway research and railway developments are taking place across the world. At the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), we have have proud links globally - most significant railway operations will have been impacted by either BCRRE education, with alumni as staff members, or by BCRRE research outputs.

Example international collaborations include:

  • Development and delivery of a PG Certificate in Urban Railway Engineering for SMRT in Singapore
  • Anhui Provincial Government/Hefei Metro(China)
  • Zhejiang University/Lloyds Register Rail (China) to develop and deliver the Railway Risk and Safety Management MSc progrmme
  • Guangzhou Municipal Government/Guangzhou Metro (China)
  • Beijing Municipal Government/BeijingMetro/Beijing Jiaotong University (China)
  • Central Japan Railways/University of Tokyo (Japan)
  • Federal Railroad Authority/University ofIllinois (USA)
  • LTA/SMRT/Nanyang TechnologicalUniversity (Singapore)
  • SNCF/Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (France)

Professor Anson Jack, Director, International Railway Benchmarking, said: 

The University of Birmingham is one of the pre-eminent academic centres of excellence in railways and has many inspirational people within the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. We are developing important ties with partners across the globe to enhance the future success of railways as a safe, fast, high capacity and environmentally and customer friendly transport mode. As a Director, with particular international responsibilities, I am committed to developing its worldwide profile in both research and education.

BCRRE offers a range of international study opportunities:

Undergraduate Education

  • BEng/MEng Electrical and Railway Engineering partnership
  • BEng/MEng Civil and Railway Engineering partnership
  • 2+2 with partner institutions
  • 2+2+1 with partner institutions

Postgraduate Education

  • MSc Railway Systems Engineering and Integration
  • MSc Railway Risk and Safety distance learning


Learn more

We would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you for research, consultancy, education or partnerships through BCRRE.

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE)
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0) 121 414 2626
Twitter: @bcrre