Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education
The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education at the University of Birmingham a global top 100 university has been carrying out applied contextual railway research around the world for over 50 years. It is the largest university-based Railway Research organisation in Europe; it has over 180 researchers and staff conducting research in many of the different sub-sectors of the railway system with a strong international reach and reputation. Our recent work includes capacity building and gap analyses to increase capability in the railway systems of Tanzania, Sudan and Ethiopia. We recently showed HydroFLEX, our in-service, tri-mode hydrogen, electric and battery passenger train at COP26 in November 2021. Along with our research we also offer extensive programmes of study both here at the University of Birmingham where we deliver our world-class MSc in Railway Systems Engineering and Integration and have done so for the past 25 years and we have our National College for Advanced Transportation and Infrastructure (NCATI). Research, Education and Innovation is what we deliver here at BCRRE through collaborations between academia, government and industry.