Facts and Stats #1

The University of Birmingham and the city will host the British Science Festival 6-11th September 2014 - one of Europe's biggest science events as part of the Year of Science 2014 #YOS14.

Aston University - home to the world's longest laser Aston University - home to the world's longest laser

Facts and Stats #2

The world’s longest laser, measuring 270km, was created by Aston University researchers and is based at Aston University.

Facts and Stats #3

The CBI is calling for action to make careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) more attractive and easier to access.

Facts and Stats #4

The Science City Research Alliance has created 500 jobs, 12 new businesses and 1000 academic papers in 5 years.

Birmingham Science City is a partnership of public, private and HE sectors that aims to develop, use and promote science, technology to stimulate innovation to improve economic prosperity and quality of life.