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A leading research-intensive university, the University of Birmingham is a vibrant, global community and an internationally-renowned institution, in the top 20 in the UK and 100 globally. With approximately 28,000 students and 6,000 members of staff, its work brings people from more than 150 countries to Birmingham.

The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at Birmingham has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At the University of Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

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Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove addresses the Convention of the North in Leeds in March 2024. PA Images|Alamy

Levelling up is not working as promised – our research shows why

English councils have neither the ongoing funding or the staffing needed to effectively deliver on the government’s economic development promises.
Une étude menée sur les pistes autrichiennes a révélé que les produits chimiques contenus dans le fart des skis finissent toujours par se retrouver sur les pistes, dans le sol et dans la neige. Artur Didyk/Shutterstock

Les « polluants éternels » du fart des skis se répandent sur les pentes enneigées

On a retrouvé des PFAS, des produits chimiques synthétiques contenus dans le fart de ski, dans la neige et le sol des pistes de ski. Une menace sérieuse pour l'environnement.
A study of the Austrian slopes has found that forever chemicals in ski wax end up on the slopes, in soil and snow. Artur Didyk/Shutterstock

Forever chemicals in ski wax are being spread on snowy slopes

Synthetic chemicals found in ski wax have been found in the snow and soil on ski slopes and could pose a toxic threat to the environment.

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