The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University or Birmingham) is a British Redbrick university located in the city of Birmingham, England. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Birmingham Medical School (1825) and Mason Science College (1875). Birmingham was the first Redbrick university to gain a charter and thus university status. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research universities and a founding member of Universitas 21. The student population includes around 16,500 undergraduate and 8,000 postgraduate students, making it the largest university in the West Midlands region, and the 11th largest in the UK. As of 2006-07 it is the fourth most popular English university by number of applications. In 2010 Birmingham was ranked as the 10th most popular British university by graduate employers. The annual income of the institution for 2007-08 was £411.6 million, with an expenditure of £393.2 million. Birmingham has the ninth largest financial endowment of any British university at approximately £85 million in 2009.
More pupils would study maths if told of increased earning potential
More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if they were given better information about potential earnings, new research shows.
Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains
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Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows
As the cold weather sets in, a quantitative analysis on particulate matter (PM) in Delhi has highlighted that residents are exposed to significantly higher levels of air pollutants in the Indian capital during winter than ...
New set of standards to improve adult social care commissioning
A new set of standards to help local authorities improve the effectiveness and quality of adult social care commissioning has been launched at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference in Manchester.
Researchers make nanostructured carbon using the waste product sawdust
Chemists at the University of Birmingham have found a new way to make nanostructured carbon using the waste product sawdust, according to research published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Green Ch ...
Greek Bronze Age ended 100 years earlier than thought, new evidence suggests
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New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge
A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape ...
A word in your ear, but make it snappy
To most, crocodiles conjure images of sharp teeth, powerful jaws and ferocious, predatory displays – but they are certainly not famous for their hearing abilities. However, this could all change, as new ...
Sixteen year study of remote sea birds shows sub-annual breeding to maximise offspring
(Phys.org) —A bird species that makes its breeding home on a remote Atlantic island has been shown to breed consistently for the first time with a cycle of less than a year, following a 16-year study by University of Birmingham ...
New jelly substance could replace platinum in fuel cells
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Schools must teach children character and values, a new poll shows
More than eight out of ten parents believe schools should teach children character and values alongside academic study, a new survey has found.
'Better detection' for Alzheimer's and cancers
A new chemical discovery will lead to better monitoring and treatment for cancers and degenerative diseases, according to latest research by scientists.
Facebook photos damage relationships, study finds
Sharing photographs on Facebook could damage relationships with friends, family and colleagues, a new study has found.
The beginning of time? World's oldest 'calendar' discovered
British archaeology experts have discovered what they believe to be the world's oldest 'calendar', created by hunter-gatherer societies and dating back to around 8,000 BC.
Quango state reconfigured rather than abolished
Less than 10 per cent of quangos axed by the Coalition government have actually been totally abolished, new research shows.