Midlands Enterprise Universities

Midlands Enterprise Universities: Driving productivity and growth across the Midlands through skills, innovation and enterprise

About us

Midlands Enterprise Universities is a partnership of seven entrepreneurial universities (Birmingham City, Coventry, De Montfort, Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham Trent & Wolverhampton) working together to support the Midlands Engine for Growth. Our ambition is to drive productivity and growth in the Midlands through skills, applied research, innovation and enterprise.

Producing job-ready graduates, MEU’s member universities are all is also major regional employers with a significant economic impact in the area. Together we:

  • Educate over 146,800 students
  • Employ more than 17,000 people, creating another 33,000 jobs in the Midlands
  • Have a turnover of £1.3 billion with an estimated economic impact of £3.1 billion.
  • Produce entrepreneurial and job-ready graduates with 95% employed or in further study six months after graduation
  • Invest in new facilities for students and business, with over £400 million committed to new developments this year.

Transforming the region’s economy

Working collaboratively with businesses of all sizes, we will increase productivity through applied research, innovation and knowledge exchange and skills development.  Our universities are at the forefront of developing and delivering higher level apprenticeships, and continuing professional development for employees, including management and leadership.

We have a wide network of international partners who we work with to recruit students, deliver education, and collaborate with on applied research, enterprise and innovation.

Our applied research provides real solutions to business, and we are proud of the partnerships our universities have with leading organisations including Rolls-Royce, Boots, NHS, Toyota, Tesco, BBC, Siemens, Unipart, Natwest, JCB, Astra Zeneca, Pepsico, BT, Bombardier and Jaguar Land Rover.

Our demonstration facilities, business incubators and science and technology parks are closely aligned to Midlands Engine sectors including:

  • manufacturing, engineering and transport technologies
  • agri-food and drink manufacturing
  • creative digital and design
  • health, life sciences and translational medicine
  • energy and low carbon technologies