Birmingham - research that matters

A global top 100 university tackling some of the biggest issues the world faces, making a difference to people's lives on a daily basis

Spotlight on Research

  • Sustainable Environments

    We are working to understand the impact of climate change on the planet and its people, to improve air quality, and developing new technologies to decarbonise energy and transport in partnership with industry and government.

  • Global Health Challenges

    We are improving the health of people across the world through new discoveries, treatments and patient pathways and working in partnership to build a transformative health ecosystem in our region.

  • Driving Innovation

    We are driving innovation with industry and manufacturing partners to transform industries and deliver growth to our economies, thereby helping to improve people’s livelihoods.

  • Fulfilling Lives, Fairer World

    We are working with our partners to tackle inequalities in all aspects of society, striving to make change for a fairer world and one in which people can enjoy a fulfilling, rewarding life.

Explore our research further

  • Research database

    Explore our Birmingham Research Portal, a fully searchable database of all the research undertaken at the University

  • Postgraduate Research

    We offer a wealth of world-leading research opportunities to choose from, where you will work with world-leading academics and be part of a thriving postgraduate community.

  • Partner with us to grow your business

    Our partnerships are far-reaching and diverse. By partnering with us we can help to grow and continue the success of your business.

  • Public Affairs

    We can help you access the expertise you need by identifying relevant experts, providing briefings or organising roundtable discussions involving industry and academia.


Global Goals

We are proud to be focusing our efforts on tackling the United Nations’ Global Goals

The Forum for Global Challenges

An ambitious international conference that will generate and share solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by our planet and its people

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Research Events

Discover our research through lectures, seminars and exhibitions

The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

Join us for a discussion on the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time (past, present, future).

View all our research events