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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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De nombreux enfants haïtiens sont nés de Casque Bleus, qui n'ont pas assumé leurs responsabilités. Une vaste enquête donne la parole à leurs mères, pour la première fois. Shutterstock

Après-séisme : voici comment des enfants haïtiens ont été abandonnés par leur père Casque bleu

De nombreuses filles et femmes haïtiennes ont donné naissance à des enfants de Casque bleu, qui n’ont pas assumé leurs responsabilités. Une vaste enquête leur donne la parole pour la première fois.
Few people would have predicted in 2010 that by the end of the decade, electricity generation from renewables would outpace nuclear. J Davidson/Shutterstock

Britain’s electricity since 2010: wind surges to second place, coal collapses and fossil fuel use nearly halves

Britain greets a new decade with substantially cleaner electricity, but challenges lie ahead to decarbonise its transport and heating.


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