University of Birmingham

United Kingdom
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Key Statistics

  • 25,295
  • 16.4
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 23%
    International Students
  • 54 : 46
    Female:Male Ratio

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About University of Birmingham

Founded in 1900 by Joseph Chamberlain and established by Royal Charter from Queen Victoria, the University of Birmingham was the UK’s first civic university, where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. Birmingham has continued to be a pioneer, as a founder member of the National Union of Students, and the first university in the country to be built on a campus model; establish a faculty of commerce; incorporate a medical school; offer degrees in dentistry; create a women’s hall of residence; and have a purpose-built students’ union building. Set in a 250-acre parkland campus, this “redbrick” university is home to the world’s tallest free-standing clock tower, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, which displays works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet, and its alumni include eight Nobel laureates.

Home to the world's tallest free-standing clock tower, the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clocktower, and at various times eight future Nobel laureates, this \"redbrick\" also houses the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, which displays works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet. European studies and international relations are among the subjects offered by the university, which educates more than 26,000 students.


West Midlands
B15 2TT
United Kingdom