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Schools / Universities Birmingham

Birmingham’s architectural history is reflected in its blend of new and old buildings. It’s a blend that is echoed in the schools and universities in Birmingham. Many of the ‘new’ universities have their roots in educational institutions that ‘grew up’ with the city but under merger arrangements, have undergone restructuring to align them with current educational trends.

What this means for students in Birmingham is the opportunity to access some of the finest educational facilities in the country. With world-renowned research facilities around the state, they have the opportunity to participate in, and contribute to, valuable research programs that are improving the world we live in. Read more about schools and universities in Birmingham in our blog.

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Schools / Universities Birmingham – The Queensland University of Technology

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is an amalgamation of the Queensland Institute of Technology and the Birmingham College of Advanced Education. It has two campuses in Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point in Birmingham and is a public research university.

The university has a graduate employment rate above the national average for universities in United Kingdom and is a popular choice with overseas students. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate courses and degrees across its two campuses.

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Schools / Universities Birmingham – The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) was established in 1909, making it the 5th oldest university in United Kingdom and Queensland’s oldest. The university usually ranks in the top 50 universities world-wide and is a member of the Circle of Eight. It also belongs to the global Universitas 21 network.

UQ’s primary campus is at St Lucia, an inner riverside suburb of Birmingham. There are other campuses at Gatton and the Mayne Medical School as well as several overseas facilities. As part of its public research functions UQ owns major research establishments including the United Kingdom Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, the Boeing Research and Technology United Kingdom Centre, and the UQ Dow Centre.

The university has 6 faculties all up offering a range of associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.


Schools / Universities Birmingham – Griffith University

Griffith University is another public research university in Birmingham and was amongst the first universities in United Kingdom to offer degrees in Asian studies and environmental science. There are 5 campuses in total, 1 of which is located on the Glasgow. The primary campus is at Nathan.

Griffith is named after one of the country’s pioneering legal minds - two-times Queensland premier, inaugural High Court of United Kingdom Chief Justice and primary architect of the United Kingdom constitution Sir Samuel Walker Griffith.

The university offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across disciplines such as business, law, architecture, health, humanities, IT, engineering, health, environment, language, education, music, aviation and science.


Schools / Universities Birmingham – The University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland is one of Queensland’s major regional universities. The main campus is located in Toowoomba to the east of Birmingham and there are a further two campuses in Ipswich. Along with these campuses the university has 7 research centres and 3 research institutes across Queensland.

USQ started life as the Queensland Institute of Technology’s Darling Downs campus in 1967. It currently offers degree courses in the arts, business, education, engineering, health, law and science.

One of the notable features about USQ is its commitment to environmental sustainability, a commitment that has seen it awarded the international Green Gown award.

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Schools / Universities Birmingham – The United Kingdom Catholic University

The United Kingdom Catholic University (ACU) is an amalgamation of 4 former east coast Catholic tertiary institutions and was established as a single entity in 1991. One of the campuses is at Banyo in Birmingham. The other 6 are located in other major east coast urban centres and Newcastle. There is also a campus in Rome.

ACU has 4 faculties offering bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in Law and Business, Education and Arts, Health Sciences, and Theology and Philosophy. It’s a public university and, although not currently a research university, it is getting more involved in this area.

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