Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education’s (BCRRE) research into the application of fuel cells and hydrogen in railway traction system design stretches back over the last decade and beyond.
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, 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.
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From virology to immunology, and from business to economics, our researchers are contributing to the global effort to counter the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects.
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The Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser have backed the UK’s leading clinicians and scientists to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves using whole-genome sequencing. Through a £20 million investment, the consortium will look for breakthroughs that help the UK respond to this and future pandemics, and save lives.
"The longer the shut downs go on, the more likely there will be a permanent impact on an industry that has already been struggling" - Professor David Bailey, Birmingham Business School.
Scientists at the Healthcare Technologies Institute are working on a solution to improve the seal and fit of facemasks used in hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis.
At the request of Public Health England, a team of technicians are working at the University’s flagship Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) to produce urgently needed hand sanitiser for Birmingham’s social care workers. The sanitiser is being sent to Birmingham City Council's Council House to be decanted into individual bottles and distributed to front-line staff.
Covid-19 is an inflection moment that is changing the future and one of these changes may very well be live streaming of worship services becoming the new normal.
Through the provision of exceptional research, academics within the college are shaping our understanding of COVID-19. Staff and students are also supporting the NHS by volunteering their time to fight the outbreak.