About Us

The PhD Hub is the single online resource for business-driven research. It connects universities, students and businesses at local and European level through an online platform for research and innovation. The PhD Hub is an EU funded project under Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – Knowledge Alliance.


Birmingham PhD Hub

Birmingham City University (BCU)

It is the second largest of the three universities in the city of Birmingham, the second largest city of the United Kingdom. BCU currently has 23,500 students from 80 countries, and 20% of them are postgraduate students. The University is diverse and an increasing popular place to study and to undertake research. The University places students high in its activities, providing them with excellent opportunities for future success. It is also actively promoting research with a balance of theory and practice in key areas, including computer science, through the appointment and support of research-active personnel.


Microsoft Research

In the UK, we share Microsoft’s global vision to empower every person and organisation to achieve more; but we also pursue a wide range of initiatives with particular resonance and
relevance to the UK. To realize that mission requires more than providing products and services that let our customers do great things. It requires us to be thoughtful about the impact of our own business practices, policies, and investments in communities as well as partnerships to apply our technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges.

From working responsibly and sustainably to ensuring that the technology we create makes life better – not just for our customers, partners and employees, but for everyone. We are empowering the education community with a wide range of products, services and programmes that help transform learning and make it more accessible.