Aston University

Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world class teaching quality and links to industry, government and commerce.

“You will struggle to find a University in Britain more attuned to the needs of business and industry” (Sunday Times)

The University is committed to leading and enabling transformation through teaching, research and support, contributing positively and substantially to society – regionally, nationally and internationally. Aston has a long and successful history of impactful collaboration with private and public organisations of all sizes from many sectors.

Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities. Our 40 acre campus houses all the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities for our 10,500 students.

The University is consistently ranked in the UK’s top 30 universities and has been ranked in the top 50 under 50 years old in the world.

Aston has also been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is currently ranked 8th overall for graduate employability (2013 Sunday Times University Guide).

Aston is divided into four Schools of Study; Aston Business School, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Languages and Social Sciences and School of Life and Health Sciences. The University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also works with the public and private sector to develop tailored executive and professional development programmes.

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How has Covid-19 impacted policy priorities?

Helen Higson, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor at Aston University, argues that Covid-19 poses new challenges. This article was first published as part of the State of the Relationship 2020 report.

Aston, Minerva and University of Birmingham to launch new investor network

Minerva Business Angels partners with Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise to launch new angel investor network for Birmingham.

Creating the first degree apprenticeship in digital and technology solutions

Capgemini met a significant milestone when the cohort became the country’s first degree apprentices to graduate with a degree in Digital & Technology Solutions.

Provider, employer and learner: the changing dynamic

Helen Higson, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Aston University, reflects on the changing dynamic between provider, employer and learner.

Gamification prompts regional SME growth

Delivered by Aston Business School, the TRAN-SIP project focuses on transforming SMEs to improve their revenues through the adoption of advanced services.

Capgemini and Aston University Collaboration

Capgemini and Aston University have collaborated extensively over the past two years to create a progression route for apprentices to take their studies to the next academic level after completing a higher apprenticeship.

Aston University uses account management to develop strategic relationships

To take our relationships to the next level, the University has an innovative approach to employer engagement.

Q&A: Making Placements Work

NCUB interviewed Aston University Deputy Vice Chancellor Helen Higson about successful student placements.

Aston University undergraduate gives us an insight into her roles as a process engineer trainee in Malaysia.

Aston University partnership with innovative IT company, Zenzero

This KTP will introduce elements of artificial intelligence, drawing on Aston's expertise in computational intelligence and machine learning.

Gaining access to world renowned knowledge, technology and skills

Finance Director of Higgs & Sons explains how a KTP provided the resource and expertise needed from Aston University.

Turning businesses ideas into reality

BSEEN is led by Aston University in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University, and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Manufacturer or service - or both?

The debate matters because it involves industrial strategy, exports and ultimately jobs and a healthy economy

Capgemini and Aston University

Capgemini and Aston University have collaborated to create a clear progression route for apprentices to reach the next academic level, after completion of a higher apprenticeship.

Aston Business Partnership Videos

Watch case studies videos of Aston University's business partenerships - from a successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership with solciitors Higgs & Sons to a partnership between Engineering and Systems Integration company Dytecna and Aston's School of Engineering & Applied Science

Aston Scholars and Teachers Video Playlists

Meet our world-leading scholars and researchers Watch Aston University's video playlists: Aston Scholars and Aston Teachers