Technology to transform the everyday

Redefining the future of Universities with the University of Birmingham

A partnership of shared responsibility for a better future by making the University of Birmingham campuses the smartest and most sustainable in the world.


Founded in 1900, the University of Birmingham was England’s first civic university and for more than a century has been challenging and developing great minds. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research, knowledge and making an impact on people’s lives.


Beginning a new chapter and continuing the Universities traditions of having ambitions for a future that will embed the University of Birmingham’s work and recognition on the international stage, the University has partnered with Siemens to achieve it.


With a collective purpose to transform the world; Siemens and the University of Birmingham want to use technology to transform the everyday and make a difference locally, nationally and globally. 

Reference: University of Birmingham


Location: Edgbaston, Birmingham and Dubai


Project focus: Energy, IoT, Building Management and Smart Transport

The University of Birmingham partners with Siemens to create the smartest university campus in the world

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As one of the largest universities in the UK with over 30,000 students, the University of Birmingham is a major energy consumer. It has a vast and complex estate comparable to a small town ... We are excited to be working with the University of Birmingham on this project and confident that together we can develop a solid roadmap to a carbon neutral campus.
Carl Ennis, CEO, Siemens UK & Ireland

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As a civic university we have a strong commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. Our goal is to deliver the campus of the future, using cutting edge technologies to make our campuses in Edgbaston and Dubai among the smartest, most intelligent and sustainable globally. This will enhance our student experience, research, education and wider campus community, strengthen our engagement with industry, in addition to significantly reducing our carbon footprint. As we approach COP26 in Glasgow this autumn it is clear we are into the ‘decade of delivery’ and partnerships like the one between Siemens and the University of Birmingham are at the heart of turning targets into reality.
Professor Tim Jones, Provost and Vice-Principal of the University of Birmingham
The University is already an energy prosumer and these technologies will be further optimised in the future energy system we are now working together to achieve. Partnerships like this are extremely important for gathering new insights, testing and developing new technologies and creating efficient and sustainable energy infrastructures. The University’s campus in Dubai will be a global example of sustainability at the rescheduled Dubai Expo 2020.
Matthias Rebellius, Managing Board Member of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure
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University of Birmingham wins the PraxisAuril Knowledge Exchange 'Partnership of the Year' award for its innovation partnership with Siemens Mobility

The University of Birmingham has won a PraxisAuril Knowledge Exchange award for its partnership with Siemens Mobility, showcasing a best in class example of developing business and academic collaboration: “driving innovation in the rail industry and beyond”.


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