The University of Birmingham has been named 'University of the Year' according to the UK’s Good University Guide 2014, the most comprehensive guide to higher education in Britain.
Commenting on the news, Neil Rami, chief executive of Marketing Birmingham, said: “It is a tremendous accolade for the University of Birmingham to be recognised as the UK’s leading higher education facility by The Sunday Times – and is testimony to its outstanding performance in recent years.
“The acclaimed title further cements Birmingham’s status as a world-class university city, which provides an unforgettable experience for the 78,000 students that study here.
“Producing some 25,000 graduates each year – over half of which go on to find employment in Birmingham – our young talent are a key driving force behind the city’s economy.
“Home to five universities, specialising in growing sectors such as digital and life sciences, Birmingham boasts a highly skilled resource pool, which helps to attract crucial inward investment opportunities and boost our reputation as a city of innovation, invention and progress.”