Aston University

Aston University is a public research university situated in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston began as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School in 1895, evolving into the UK’s first College of Advanced Technology in 1956. Aston University received its royal charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966. In 2017, Aston received recognition by Times Higher Education for the second-best teaching quality in the UK. For 2018, it was ranked in the top 55 universities in the UK by all major domestic and international league tables. Aston was ranked by QS as the 42nd best university in the world under 50 years old in 2015. Aston pioneered the integrated placement year concept over 50 years ago, and more than 70% of Aston students take a placement year, the highest percentage in the UK. Aston is ranked 34th in the University League Tables 2020.

Established in 1895 as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School, The university is situated on a 60-acre campus at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. As well as being home to over 3,000 students, the Aston University campus has the following amenities available: sports centres, swimming pool, 120 station gym, library, cafés, restaurants, pubs, shops, travel centre, hairdresser, health centre, dentist, places of worship, opticians, a bank, automated teller machines and plenty of outside space. Aston University Library is on four floors and contains over 250,000 books, 800 current printed periodicals and has over 700 reader places. It provides online access to over 40 electronic databases and more than 3,400 electronic journals. The Library is open 24 hours a day to Aston students and staff during exam time, and on average, around 12 hours a day during term time. Around the campus there are also various open-access IT suites, offering computer and internet access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They offer access to a range of software packages, database systems and computer-aided learning materials.

RegionCentral Europe
CountryUnited Kingdom
Established1895
StatusPublic
Students13070
European University Rankings218
Central European University Rankings189
National University Rankings47
Official Websitehttps://www2.aston.ac.uk/

University Highlights

European University Rankings
YearOverallTeaching qualityResearch EmploymentСitationInternationalizationInnovationInfrastructureOpinions of employersIncomeEducational potential
202078,93412,67312,65710,0889,7678,6737,68,464,2692,1192,628
201987,16713,6613,32111,53910,66110,3878,7068,7444,5462,9362,667
201887,17113,44713,56211,77510,66510,4048,6928,7244,5342,9222,446
20178713,45313,34711,56110,67110,418,6978,7294,5392,9272,666
201687,12113,46613,36111,5710,68210,438,7138,744,552,9382,671
201587,02913,46513,35611,56310,67510,4218,7058,7334,5352,8932,683
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Aston University Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England, United Kingdom

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