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The University

The University of Birmingham is a public research university, part of both the prestigious Russell Group and a founding member of Universitas 21, a global network of 27 research-led universities across 17 countries.

Founded in 1900, Birmingham represented a new model for Higher Education and were England’s first civic and original redbrick university to receive its own royal charter.

As a leading international university, Birmingham has over 35,000 students from 150 countries and welcomes staff from around the world to bring a wider perspective into their work and culture (34% of staff are overseas nationals).

Dedicated to expansion, The University opened a campus in Dubai in 2018, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai providing an academic and dedicated home for up to 2,900 students.

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An excellent reputation

The University of Birmingham ranks among the top 50 universities across several disciplines in the QS World University Rankings by subject, it also ranks 90th in the QS World University Rankings, with a top 100 position for universities globally.

Birmingham is one of the UK’s major participants in the Erasmus programme, which encourages student exchanges. They also renowned for producing highly employable and successful graduates, in 2020-21, they were ranked first by High Fliers Research, as the most targeted UK university for the country’s top employers looking for graduate recruits.

As huge conductors of research the University of Birmingham won three Nobel Prizes in 2016 for their research and discovery in Chemistry and Physics, with an overall 10 Nobel Prizes to date.

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