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Birmingham has been at the forefront of transplants since the pioneering work of Sir Peter Medawar. Our researchers are continuing his legacy.
Our research focuses on understanding the drivers of age-related inflammation, how this contributes to age-related disease and developing innovative ways to improve health in old age.
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.
Birmingham academics work on major issues in international ethics and global justice and train the next generation of students to tackle these issues.
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, forging major advances in human and environmental health.
With over 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.
These are exciting times for railways. Society relies on railway systems more than ever before: they have become integral to how people live and economies grow in the 21st Century. Download our annual report (PDF - 1.7 MB) and strategic plan (PDF - 985 KB) to find out how we are making an impact on the world’s railways, now and over the next 7 years.
We are having impact across the globe to enhance the future success of railways.
We are involved in a wide range of research activities, underpinned by our multidisciplinary expertise.
We offer a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in relation to railway engineering and systems.
Professor Clive Roberts, Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), on the centre being awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in round Twelve (2016-18) for its contribution to making railways around the world safer and more efficient.
We deliver world-class research and education through partnerships with leading international academic institutions and industrial organisations
With over 100 academics, researchers and professional support staff, we deliver world class research and thought leadership within railways.
Successful businesses are crucial for economic growth and we believe that by partnering with us we can help to grow and continue the success of your business.
Read about our latest activities in this exciting, challenging and crucial research area.
Interested in getting involved and attending one of our railway engineering and systems seminars? Find out about our upcoming events.