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University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a truly vibrant, global community and an internationally-renowned institution. Ranked among the world’s top 100 institutions, its outstanding teaching and world-leading research brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including nearly 38,000 students.

The University plays an integral role in the economic, social and cultural growth of local and 8,000 regional communities; working closely with businesses and organisations, employing approximately  staff and graduating 13,000 students annually. More than % of its medical and dental sciences graduates remain in the West Midlands for further study or employment.

With world-class research and outstanding global education as its core mission, the University strives to increase the volume and quality of its research to make an even greater difference to the world. It remains firmly committed to its foundations in the highly diverse communities, people, and economy of the city of Birmingham and the West Midlands.


Healthcare Technologies Institute

The Healthcare Technologies Institute brings together leading experts from a variety of disciplines, working collaboratively to speed up the translation of new discoveries – including technologies and treatments that encourage better tissue healing and rehabilitation tools. Learn more about the HTI.

NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre

The Birmingham BRC is one of 20 NHS and University partnerships funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) from December 2022 to November 2027. Its research programme focuses on inflammation and the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of its associated long-term illnesses. Visit the BRC site.

Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

Established for over thirty years, our CRCTU translates cutting edge science and research into improved patient care, from small data-intensive Phase I trials of novel therapies through to large multi-centred international randomised trials. Its trials play a large part in influencing new medical practice, improving patient care and reducing treatment side effects. Learn more about CRCTU.

Institute for Mental Health

The Institute for Mental Health works to improve outcomes and care for young people with mental health problems. Through interdisciplinary research, it aims to understand the causes of poor mental health, prevent mental health problems from developing, and respond to established illness by developing new treatments and services. Visit the IMH site.