University of Birmingham
University, Birmingham B15, UKThe University of Birmingham (also known as "Birmingham University") is a British civic university located in the city of Birmingham, England. Founded in Edgbaston in 1900, it was the first British university to gain official royal charter in the 20th century. The university is a member of the Russell Group of research universities and a founding member of Universitas 21. The student population includes approximately 16,500 undergraduate and 8,000 postgraduate students, making it the largest university in the West Midlands region. The University is home to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, housing works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet, the Lapworth Museum of Geology, and the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, which is a prominent landmark visible from many parts of the city, and the tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. Each year, over 4,000 students from 150 countries study at the University of Birmingham, enhancing its reputation as a truly international university, and adding to its diverse range of cultures.