University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is a British red brick university located in the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham (founded in 1828 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (foundation deed 1870). Birmingham was the first red brick university to gain a charter. It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international grouping of research universities, Universitas 21.