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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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We asked our PhD students in the Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research group at the Institute for Mental Health "How do you want your work to change the field of suicide prevention?"
16 November 2020
In 1918-19, the 'Spanish Flu', (or Spanish Lady'), is estimated to have killed over 50M people. What is less well-known is that many others succumbed to its effects on mental wellbeing and died by suicide as a result.
21 September 2020
The University of Birmingham is leading the UK site of a new International programme to develop models for predicting outcomes for young people who are at imminent and high risk of psychotic illness.
04 May 2020
Colleagues at the Institute for Mental Health (IMH) are supporting NHS colleagues through the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways.
06 April 2020
Dr Karen Newbigging responds to a recent paper published in the lancet addressing the psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it.
13 February 2020
Professor Steven Marwaha, responds to recent NICE guidelines which do not recommend Esketamine for patients with treatment-resistant depression, arguing this will have a serious impact on those with the condition.
05 February 2020
The publication of the report on 'The state of Children's mental health services' highlights the parlous state of support for children and young people facing mental health challenges
29 January 2020
A partnership of six West Midlands universities is broadening the horizons of young people across the region.
21 October 2019
The Future of Society festival will be taking place from the 2-9 November 2019 on campus and across iconic venues in the city centre
11 October 2019
The University of Birmingham will be hosting its annual celebration of the written and spoken word, the Book to the Future Festival
10 October 2019
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are today making recommendations for improving the way that NHS mental health trusts collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.
09 October 2019
Teenage boys rely on social media to access information about living a healthy lifestyle – but rather than being victims of online harms, the majority are able to use humour, irony and banter to navigate social media.
02 October 2019
The University of Birmingham has launched an ambitious volunteering and fundraising campaign which aims to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing society .