Commitment to Social Responsibility and Sustainability

We were England’s first civic university, one where students from all social and cultural backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis, and it is that strong spirit of social responsibility and commitment to community that has allowed us to grow and thrive ever since.


Professor Laura Green OBE

Professor Laura Green OBE

UEB Sustainability Lead, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Life and Environmental Sciences

“Socially responsible institutions are those that adopt policies that promote the wellbeing of society and the environment whilst lessening the impact. We have always understood that a commitment to society and the environment go hand-in-hand, and that commitment has been evident throughout our approach to sustainability across our research, our student experience, and through our innovative campus management and development. Our commitment now extends across the globe as we forge new connections by establishing the University of Birmingham India Institute, as we become the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai. We recognise too that any action or initiative can impact and contribute positively to several SDGs at any one time ultimately contributing to slowing climate change, we will continually explore and draw on these relationships to help realise our role in addressing these global challenges.”

Our commitment is exemplified by the breadth of our activity and volunteering in relation to the current COVID-19 crisis.


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