University of Birmingham

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University of Birmingham
motto Per Ardua Ad Alta
founding March 24, 1900
Sponsorship state
place Birmingham , UK
Chancellor Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, DL
Students 35,445 (2018/19)
Annual budget 673 800 000 GBP
Networks Universitas 21 , Russell Group
The Chamberlain Clock Tower , a landmark of Birmingham University

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.


The Aston Webb building in
Chancellor's Court, named after its architect

Well-known graduates and lecturers

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  2. Where do HE students study? Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), accessed March 17, 2020 .