The University of Birmingham was the first civic University and continues to have a significant beneficial impact on the region’s economy with a focus on education and research across engineering and physical sciences life and environmental sciences, social sciences, art and law and the UK’s second largest medical and dental school.
The University is an international gateway attracting students and staff from around the world, contributing £3.5 billion to the UK economy each year. The University supports nearly 16,000 jobs in the West Midlands, including one in every 50 jobs in Birmingham.
For the year 2018/2019, the University secured over £215 million of new research awards and according to REF, 87% of its research activity has a global impact, confirming Birmingham's position amongst the world’s top universities for research.
Across the city and region, the University of Birmingham continues to invest in projects that will ensure its research leads to real world impact for positive economic and societal change. This contribution encompasses investments in Tyseley Energy Park to address Birmingham’s challenges in air quality and carbon reduction, and the Birmingham Life Sciences Park, which builds on the city’s remarkable strength in life sciences.