Alabama-Birmingham University, also known as University of Alabama at Birmingham or UAB, was founded in 1969 in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. UAB is the youngest among the leading universities of Alabama and also has the record of being the largest employer of Alabama.
The university offers more than 140 degrees in undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
It takes part in total 17 types of intercollegiate sports and is widely known under the nickname of Blazers. In 2007, the university finished the construction of a new part of the campus called the Campus Green. The alumni of the university includes many NFL players as well.