College of Life and Environmental Sciences

We are dedicated to exploring the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms. Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences, we discover, apply and translate science, forging major advances in human and environmental health. From exercise, biomedicine and mental health to climate change, food security and resilience we combine original thinking and real-world experience with clear focus and rigour. 

Together, we are developing solutions to ensure a healthier and a more sustainable future. 

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High quality, specialist programmes underpinned by world-leading research.

Our research

Our experts are engaged in world-changing research, benefitting individuals, communities and the environment. 

Find out more about our research centres, school research and our scientific research facilities

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Further your research within a globally respected and multi-disciplinary environment.

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Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?

Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?
Description
Increased consumption of flavanols – a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables – can increase your mental agility, according to new research.
Date:
24 November 2020

International network to investigate the 'long shadow' of humanitarian conflict

International network to investigate the 'long shadow' of humanitarian conflict
Description
A grant of £2.1M has been awarded to the University of Birmingham to develop an international network that will commission research on humanitarian protection law and policy.
Date:
20 November 2020

New project examines the impact of counterterrorism measures on residents' everyday experience in European cities

New project examines the impact of counterterrorism measures on residents' everyday experience in European cities
Description
A new research project starting in January 2021 aims to provide an unprecedented international comparison of how counterterrorism and urban security change the everyday experiences of residents in European cities.
Date:
12 November 2020

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