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About The Exchange

The Exchange is a place of curiosity and celebration. Bringing together communities to shape the ideas and solutions that will make our cities and regions better places to live, work and learn.

The Exchange is place of opportunity to help people, businesses and organisations rethink how cities can be shaped by the people who live and work in them.


Opening up research

We're sharing our research through free public exhibitions and events so that everyone can get involved in the University’s work to solve the complex challenges of the 21 century. Find out how we're connecting our research and teaching with local, national, and international networks to create collaboration and change.

Free tasters, short paid courses and micro-credentials

Aimed at widening participation, professional development and/or building regional skills. A particular focus on leadership encompasses the private, public and third sectors and grow the capacity of community leaders. The Exchange also provides a hub to support the development of entrepreneurial skills, helping to create the next generation of businesses.

Bringing people together

We're bringing people together by creating an inclusive and unique venue that attracts a range of different audiences and stakeholders to learn with and from each other.

Partnerships and data sharing

We're Facilitating data sharing and partnerships that are helping to grow the regional economy and improve people’s quality of life.

Who's at the Exchange? 

We're home to a range of different University of Birmingham initiatives creating positive change both in the West Midlands and globally.