The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, is one of the world’s top 100 universities. It ranks 13th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020) and 79th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019). Founded in 1900, Birmingham represented a new model for higher education. It was England’s first civic university, where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. In more recent years, the University has been named “University of the Year” (2014) and “University of the Year for Graduate Employment” (2016). For over a century and in addition to many ground-breaking contributions in science and technology, University of Birmingham has also produced many eminent scientists, leaders and influential alumni. This includes former British Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain and Stanley Baldwin, the British composer Sir Edward Elgar and 11 Nobel laureates. Professor Li Siguang, the founder of China’s geomechanics, is the most famous Chinese alumnus of the University of Birmingham. The University is the fourth largest UK university in student population, with 22,440 undergraduate, 12,395 postgraduate students and 5,000 international students from over 150 countries. The University is also home to the Birmingham Energy Institute which includes over 200 researchers working in areas from energy technology to policy.
Local Contact: Dr. Bing Liu, Head of International Engagement, Birmingham Energy Institute
(Edited by Lu Ji)