University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen’s College, Birmingham (founded in 1825 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or ‘red brick’ university to receive its own royal charter. It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research universities, Universitas 21.

The student population includes 22,940 undergraduate and 12,505 postgraduate students, which is the fourth largest in the UK (out of 169). The annual income of the institution for 2017–18 was £673.8 million of which £134.2 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £663.2 million.

The university is home to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, housing works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet; the Shakespeare Institute; the Cadbury Research Library, home to the Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts; the Lapworth Museum of Geology; and the 100-metre Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, which is a prominent landmark visible from many parts of the city. Academics and alumni of the university include former British Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain and Stanley Baldwin, the British composer Sir Edward Elgar and eleven Nobel laureates.

RegionCentral Europe
CountryUnited Kingdom
Established1825
StatusPublic
Students29430
European University Rankings43
Central European University Rankings34
National University Rankings13
Official Websitehttps://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx

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European University Rankings
YearOverallTeaching qualityResearch EmploymentСitationInternationalizationInnovationInfrastructureOpinions of employersIncomeEducational potential
202082,33513,03113,01510,44610,1259,0317,9588,8184,6272,4772,807
201990,42513,84113,68311,90111,02310,7499,0689,1064,9083,2982,848
201890,50113,81713,74711,9611,03510,7749,0629,0944,9043,2922,816
201790,4213,81313,70711,92111,03110,779,0579,0894,8993,2872,846
201690,42713,81413,70911,91811,0310,7789,0619,0884,8983,2862,845
201590,37313,81713,70811,91511,02710,7739,0579,0854,8873,2452,859
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University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham Birmingham B15 2TT, England, United Kingdom

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