Welcome to Birmingham!
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With over 1 million people in the metropolitan area, Birmingham is Alabama's largest city. The city was founded in 1871 and quickly grew into an industrial center focused on mining, the iron and steel production, and railroading. It was the fast-paced growth of these industries that earned Birmingham the nickname "The Magic City." 

Today, Birmingham continues to experience growth and transformation. As Alabama's largest employer, UAB is making a tremendous impact not only on our city and state, but around the world. 

UAB students are at the center of Birmingham’s dynamic growth. Whether they’re taking part in innovative learning experiences or launching new businesses, Blazers are always on the move.




You can find out more about what is going on in and around our community by visiting the links below. We hope to see you in Birmingham soon!

About UAB
A chronological history of UAB
UAB's economic impact

UAB Global
 
UAB students are at the center of Birmingham’s dynamic growth. Whether they’re taking part in innovative learning experiences or launching new businesses, Blazers are always on the move.