University of Birmingham
|University of Birmingham|
|motto||Per Ardua Ad Alta|
|founding||March 24, 1900|
|place||Birmingham , UK|
|Chancellor||Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, DL|
|Annual budget||673 800 000 GBP|
|Networks||Universitas 21 , Russell Group|
The University of Birmingham ( English : University of Birmingham ) was founded on March 24, 1900 by Queen Victoria and is now the largest university in the English metropolis of Birmingham with over 35,000 students and also one of the largest in the West Midlands and all of England .
The university is a member of the Russell Group of British Research Universities and, since 1997, a founding member of the worldwide university network Universitas 21 . The university also cooperates with the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main . Both cities are linked by a longstanding partnership.
The Mason Science College , founded on February 23, 1875 by the Birmingham industrialist Josiah Mason, marked the beginning of higher education and teaching in Birmingham and was to become part of the newly founded University of Birmingham 25 years later. What actually became significant for its creation, however, was the passionate commitment of Joseph Chamberlain for what at that time - and in comparison to traditional English universities - was more progressive and liberal institution in terms of educational policy. The university still invokes this entrepreneurial spirit today.
- Edgbaston Campus : The main campus in the Edgbaston district of Birmingham with the bell tower named after Joseph Chamberlain and the Great Hall designed by the architect Aston Webb .
- Selly Oak Campus : A campus south of the main campus that was only attached to the university in 1999 with theological and social science teaching facilities.
- the Sculpture Trail
- the Winterbourne Botanical Gardens as well
- other institutes such as the Barber Institute , the Shakespeare Institute, and the Ironbridge Institute
- the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton , a large teaching hospital of the University
Well-known graduates and lecturers
- Walter Allen (1911–1995), British author and critic
- Kenneth Anthony (* 1951), former Prime Minister of St. Lucia
- Francis William Aston (1877–1945), English chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1922)
- Sister Bliss (* 1970), British musician
- Madeleine Carroll (1906–1987), British actress
- James Clavell (1924–1994), British-American writer
- Tim Curry (born 1946), British actor
- Richard Dalitz (1925-2006), Australian physicist
- Spencer Davis (born 1939), British rock musician
- Tamsin Greig (born 1967), British actress
- Stuart Hall (1932-2014), British sociologist
- Philip Kerr (1956–2018), received the Prix du Roman d'Aventures and Prix Mystère de la critique (writer)
- Simon Le Bon (born 1958), British singer
- Richard Neville Lester (1937-2006), British botanist
- Rozena Maart (* 1962), South African lecturer in English literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis and feminist writer
- David Marsh (* 1952), bank manager, honorary professor
- Desmond Morris (* 1928), zoologist and behavioral scientist
- Paul Nurse (* 1949), British biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine (2001)
- Arthur Peacocke (1924-2006), English biochemist and theologian
- John Henry Poynting (1852-1914), English physicist
- Sana Salous (1955), Palestinian engineer
- Fraser Stoddart (born 1942), British chemist
- John Robert Vane (1927-2004), British biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1982)
- Rodolfo Neri Vela (* 1952), Mexican spaceman
- Maurice Wilkins (1916-2004), New Zealand physicist
- Andy Wilson (* 1958), English theater and film director
- Where do HE students study? Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), accessed March 17, 2020 .