University of Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham prides itself on a longstanding tradition of innovation and progressive initiatives. Today, the university cites nanotechnology, gene therapy, virtual reality, and robotics as being at the forefront of its research priorities. With over 30% of its academic staff also from overseas, Birmingham lays claim to one of the most diverse campuses in the United Kingdom and encourages a global outlook.

  • The university is the home of one of the largest medical schools in Europe.
  • It is the place where pacemakers and plastic heart valves were developed, and where allergy vaccines were pioneered.
  • It is also the place where the first clinical trials of the contraceptive pill outside the USA took place.