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Aston University

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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 strong links to business and the professions. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years.

Aston is committed to high quality teaching and academic excellence, ensuring the university provides the highest standard of education to students. Aston has an excellent reputation for research which shapes and improves lives. Aston is proud of the quality of the research and the real world applications developed as a result – it makes a substantial and beneficial difference to people, organisations and society. 

Aston’s research has also brought about high impacting worldwide implementation. According to UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014:

  • 100% of Aston’s business research achieved 3* and 4* high impact
  • 78% of research submitted evaluated as “world leading” or “internationally recognised”
  • Aston Business School was ranked 17th out of 101 institutions for 3* and 4*
  • Aston ranked top 20 UK University for 3* and 4* rated impact



Aston Business School is renowned for the quality of its teaching, the impact of its research and its supportive environment. Aston has a talented and ambitious faculty with a strong research reputation and a broad academic publication record. In addition to success in the research grant competition, Aston’s faculty work with and support businesses and the community in many ways. 

Out of 154 UK business schools, Aston Business School ranked 11th in the Eduniversal 2016 Business School Ranking


Strengths and Distinctions

  • TOP 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS
  • Ranked TOP 500 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018 and THE World University Rankings 2018)
  • Aston wins five star rating for excellence in teaching, employability, innovation, facilities, inclusiveness, and internationalisation in QS 2016
  • Aston receives the highest award in the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017
  • Ranked 191-200th in Best Universities in Europe 2017 (Times Higher Education)
  • Ranked TOP 30 university in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2017)
  • Aston’s DBA is accredited by the AMBA and was commended in 2015 for the quality of supervision and support staff