University description (as per official university website)
From 1900 to the present day, we’ve been leading the way in research and education, making ground-breaking progress in areas that span industries such as gene structure, medicine, space research and communications.
We were the first university to:
- Accept students from all religions and backgrounds on a completely equal basis
- Build on a campus model
- Incorporate a medical school
- Create a purpose built students’ union
- Provide a sporting option for all students in the interests of promoting health and well-being
Birmingham ranks 5th in the UK for research excellence; in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise in 2001, seven areas of Birmingham’s research achieved the six star rating – a rating only given to studies of significant international importance.
Excellent sporting facilities, a busy calendar of social events and a global reputation for teaching makes Birmingham a great place to study – and we’re proud of the calibre of our academic community.