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 industry, government and commerce. Professor Julia King became Vice-Chancellor of the University in 2006.
Aston is based in the centre of Birmingham, one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities, and home to over 50,000 students.
Our friendly and safe 40 acre campus houses all the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities.
We are ranked 12th out of 113 UK Universities by the 2008 Good University Guide, confirming our place amongst the elite of UK Universities. We also have an outstanding reputation for helping our graduates secure good jobs, with 84% finding employment within six months of graduation, compared to a national average of 71% (2006).
Aston offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also works with the public and private sector to develop tailored Continuing Professional Development and Foundation Degree programmes.