The Centre for Urban Wellbeing brings together academics from across the University of Birmingham to tackle global challenges to community health and wellbeing.
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
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.
The Centre for the Study of North America aims to develop and promote the study of and engagement with the North American region from an interdisciplinary perspective. Our geographical, intellectual, and transnational framework comprises the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Centre engages in, and supports, innovative, collaborative, and impactful research practice both within academia and beyond.
Birmingham has recently been recognised as the top university for graduates by leading employers in 2020-21
Posted 08 February 2021
Watch a recording of the workshop which explored the queerness, and queering, of New York, offering a range of ways of thinking about queer preservation as enacted through writing and art-making.
Posted 02 February 2021
Carcanet Press blogpost by PhD student and poet Jeremy Over.
Posted 10 November 2020
Michell Chresfield, Lecturer in US History on the ACS programme discussed the 2020 election and what comes next as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival.
Posted 06 November 2020
The discussion featured a panelist of academics from across the university.
Posted 19 October 2020
Dr Rona Cran has been awarded a Research Networking Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to enable her to launch the new Network for New York School Studies
Posted 24 June 2020
In the latest America Unfiltered podcast, Michell Chresfield joins The Clinton Institute's Liam Kennedy and Scott Lucas to discuss Black Lives Matter protests and the UK.