University of Birmingham

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University of Birmingham
Motto Latin: Per Ardua Ad Alta
Motto in English "Through efforts to high things" [1]
Established 1900 – gained University Status by Royal Charter
1825 – Medical School
Type Public
Endowment £78.1 million[2]
Visitor Her Majesty the Queen
Students 26,073 [3]
Undergraduates 17,355[3]
Postgraduates 8,718[3]
Location Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
52°27′2″N 1°55′50″W / 52.45056°N 1.93056°W / 52.45056; -1.93056Coordinates: 52°27′2″N 1°55′50″W / 52.45056°N 1.93056°W / 52.45056; -1.93056
Campus Urban, Suburban
Colours Blue, Gold, Red
                                         
Affiliations Russell Group
Universitas 21
Universities UK
EUA
ACU
Website birmingham.ac.uk

The University of Birmingham (or Birmingham University) is a British red brick university in the city of Birmingham, England.[4][5][6][7] It got its royal charter in 1900, and included the Birmingham Medical School (founded 1825) and Mason Science College (1875).[8]

Birmingham was the first redbrick university to get university status.[9] It is a member of the Russell Group of research universities and a founding member of Universitas 21. Birmingham is one of the 12 institutions in England with highest entry requirements.[10]

The student population includes around 18,000 undergraduate and 8,000 postgraduate students, making the 11th largest in the UK.[11] As of 2011 it is the seventh most popular English university by number of applications.[12]

In 2010 Birmingham was ranked as the 10th most popular British university by graduate employers. The annual income of the institution for 2010-11 was £470.7 million, with an expenditure of £443.7 million.[13] Birmingham has the ninth largest financial endowment of any British university at approximately £85 million in 2009.[14]

Birmingham is ranked nationally between 10th [15] and 23rd.[16] Internationally it is 99th in the 2010 rankings,[17] and 67th in the 2011 rankings.[18] The Sunday Times composite ranking put the university 19th from 1998 to 2007.[19] Birmingham was ranked 12th in the 2008 research assessment.[20]

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  1. Ives, Eric (2000). The First Civic University: Birmingham, 1880–1980 – An Introductory History. Birmingham: University of Birmingham Press. ISBN 1-902459-07-5.
  2. http://www.finance.bham.ac.uk/annualaccounts/Accounts_2009_10.pdf
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Students". http://www.about.bham.ac.uk/facts/students.shtml. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  4. "Birmingham University student wins engineering award". Birmingham City Council. 27 March 2006. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=78812&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=9&MENU_ID=276.
  5. "Student Life – Meeting the President". BBC News. 8 August 2008. http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/articles/2005/11/14/chinese_visit_feature.shtml.
  6. Curtis, Polly (29 July 2005). "Birmingham University houses tornado victims". The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2005/jul/29/highereducation.news. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
  7. Bawden, Anna (11 February 2005). "Muslim students threaten to sue Birmingham University". The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2005/feb/11/highereducation.students. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
  8. "University of Birmingham: The Medical School". Medicine.bham.ac.uk. http://www.medicine.bham.ac.uk/histmed/HistMed_school.htm.
  9. [1], The Guardian, 8 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2010
  10. Paton, Graeme (13 July 2011). "Top students concentrated in just 12 elite universities". The Daily Telegraph (London). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8635891/Top-students-concentrated-in-just-12-elite-universities.html. Retrieved 2011-08-12.
  11. "HESA Statistics – Higher Education numbers 2008/2009". http://www.hesa.ac.uk/dox/dataTables/studentsAndQualifiers/download/institution0809.xls?v=1.0.
  12. http://www.ucas.ac.uk/about_us/stat_services/stats_online/data_tables/heinstitution/2011
  13. https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/finance/documents/public/Accounts201011.pdf
  14. Postgraduate Prospectus 2009 admissions. University of Birmingham. 2009. p7
  15. "University of Birmingham – Top Universities". Times Higher Education. http://www.topuniversities.com/university/58/university-of-birmingham. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  16. "University League Table 2010". The Complete University Guide. http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/single.htm?ipg=8726. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  17. ARWU"ARWU 2010". Arwu.org. http://www.arwu.org/ARWU2010.jsp. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  18. "QS World University Rankings". Topuniversities. http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011?page=1.
  19. "University ranking based on performance over 10 years". The Times (London). 2007. http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/pdfs/univ07ten.pdf. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  20. "Research Assessment Exercise 2008 – Research – University of Birmingham". Research.bham.ac.uk. http://www.research.bham.ac.uk/rae/2008/. Retrieved 2010-04-29.