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

  • Quantum Technologies

    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.

  • Air Pollution

    We are working with partners across the globe to understand how to save lives at risk from poor air quality.

  • Superdiversity

    Challenging established views and policy responses to migration and its impact on societies in a rapidly changing world.

  • Liver Transplantation

    Birmingham has been at the forefront of transplants since the pioneering work of Sir Peter Medawar. Our researchers are continuing his legacy.

  • Responsible Business

    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.

  • Hydrogen-powered train

    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.

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 Institute for Global Innovation

The IGI aims to inspire, support and deliver world-leading, multidisciplinary research that addresses the world’s most pressing challenges.

See our work on Global Goals

Research Events

Discover our research through lectures, seminars and exhibitions.

Huxley Lecture 2019

Animal Welfare with and without consciousness

View all our research events