Transport and energy are the largest contributors to UK carbon emissions. Across the University of Birmingham, we are working with industry partners to share knowledge and turn theory, through experimentation, into real-world applications, which will develop the technologies and infrastructure needed to decarbonise the energy and transport sectors.
The Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) is driving change in the way we deliver, consume and think about energy. Working with government, industry and international partners our research is solving societal issues and addressing challenges relating to energy poverty, the circular economy, transport systems, cooling, hydrogen, energy storage and the decarbonisation of heat.
The Centre for Urban Wellbeing brings together academics from across the University of Birmingham to tackle global challenges to community health and wellbeing.
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
We are investigating the impacts of climate change on forests and water, people and our planet seeking sustainable solutions to real world crises.
We are developing, testing and implementing solutions to save women’s lives across the world by improving their standards of care during pregnancy and childbirth.
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.
At the University of Birmingham, our data science and AI work is at the heart of many research areas, including biosciences, brain research, robotics and microbiology.
Integrating and understanding diverse data sources to reveal the impact of human behaviour on our world and the changes needed to ensure our long-term future.
Combining and integrating data to understand the causes and interactions between different forms of equality. Ensuring new technologies do not amplify existing inequalities by designing ethical and regulatory frameworks for responsible and fair use.
Developing the infrastructure and mathematical and computational tools to link data across scales so we can understand the mechanisms of health and illness, how ill-health can be treated or prevented, and how our behaviour affects our physical and mental health.
Managing the data deluge with new techniques for summarising and revealing structure within very large datasets, linking them to models of the underlying phenomena.
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Since joining the Turing Institute in 2018, the University's Turing Fellows have been working on data science and AI projects covering a wide variety of academic themes and practical applications.
Working with our strategic partners, we are delivering a state-of-the-art high performance computing resource for modelling and data analysis funded by EPSRC.