Decarbonisation is one of two railway grand challenges (along with digitalisation) that requires a strategic, whole-sector approach with government, industry and academia working together. We are leading the way in decarbonising the railway in the UK and across the world.
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
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 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.
Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) has a presence in nearly 400 sites in over 20 countries delivering its vision for innovative and efficient trials to meet the needs of patients in the modern era of multi-modality and multiomic therapeutics.
Our full portfolio of trials.
CRCTU welcomes applications to collaborate with us.
Our new Clinical Trials MSc covers the theoretical and practical aspects of the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials.
Posted 12 May 2020
A trial which will rapidly test new therapies for patients hospitalised due to COVID-19 is opening in Birmingham this week.
Posted 25 October 2019
Professor Colin Watts, Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Program, highlights the importance of brain tumour research.
Posted 13 May 2019
Scientists at the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University have teamed up to develop new ways of treating different classes of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) carrying specific gene mutations.
Posted 15 November 2018
A new study funded by Cancer Research UK and led by the University of Birmingham has found that the standard chemotherapy used to treat a specific type of throat cancer remains the most effective.
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