Aston University

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Aston University
motto Forward
founding 1966
Sponsorship state
place Birmingham , UK
  • John Sunderland, Chancellor (Registrar)
  • Alec Cameron Vice Chancellor (Rector)
Students 14,990 (2018/2019)
Employee 1000
Website Aston University website

The Aston University ( German  University Aston ) is a British university in the city center of Birmingham . With almost 15,000 students, it is one of the smaller state universities in England . There are the departments:

  • Aston Business School (ABS)
  • Aston Medical School
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS)
  • School of Languages ​​and Social Sciences (LSS)
  • School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS)

As at all universities in Great Britain, the study places are arranged centrally via UCAS for the undergraduate programs.

Aston was named the UK's second best university for teaching quality in 2016. Aston had the best employment record of any British university in 2005, i. H. the highest proportion of students who found a job within six months of graduation.

Image from the Aston University campus in Birmingham.

The MBA program has now established itself as one of the best in the world, and the Financial Times rated the MSc courses as the twelfth best master’s program in the world. According to the Financial Times, ABS is one of the 50 leading business schools in Europe (2012). In addition, ABS is one of 57 business schools worldwide and has the Triple Crown (university accreditation) .


The Aston Group

Under the name Aston Group, a group of organizational researchers in Great Britain became known who conducted research between 1961 and 1970 under the direction of Derek S. Pugh . Its official name was the Industrial Administration Research Unit of the Birmingham College of Advanced Technology . When the university was renamed Aston University in 1966, that name became associated with the group and the achievements. The Aston Group pioneered the statistical analysis of organizations and how they work, which, after Robert Chia, shaped a whole generation of researchers.

Regius professorship

In 2016 Aston University was awarded one of twelve Regius Professorships , the Regius Professorship of Pharmacy, an award for the excellent quality of research and teaching in this field. Aston University's first Regius Professor, Keith Alan Wilson , was appointed on February 3, 2017 with the presentation of the Letter Patent by Chris Skidmore .

Web links

Commons : Aston University  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Chancellor - Sir John Sunderland. In: Aston University> About> Management and Governance> Chancellor. Aston University, 2020, accessed April 12, 2020 (UK English).
  2. ^ Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Alec Cameron. In: Aston University> About> Management and Governance> Alec Cameron. Aston University, 2020, accessed April 12, 2020 (UK English).
  3. Higher Education Student Statistics: UK: Where do HE students study? In: HESA> Open data> Students> Where do they study? > Students by HE provider. Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA, accessed April 12, 2020 .
  4. ^ Aston second in the UK for teaching quality. In: Aston University> About> News> News Archive> Releases> 2016> June. Aston University, June 23, 2016, accessed April 12, 2020 (UK English).
  5. Financial Times European Business School Ranking (2012). Retrieved September 3, 2013 .
  6. ^ A b Erich Frese (1992) Organizational Theory - Historical Development - Approaches - Perspectives ; 2. revised and expanded edition 1992 XVI ,; Gabler Verlag; Page 116 ff
  7. a b Derek Pugh: The Aston Research Program ; Pp. 124 ff. In Alan Bryman: Doing Research in Organizations , 1988, Routledge, ISBN 978-0-41500-258-5
  8. ^ Robert Chia (1997) Thirty Years on: From Organizational Structures to the Organization of Thought ; Organizations Studies 1997, 18/4: 685-707 © 1997 EGOS 0170-8406 / 97 online (PDF; 1.6 MB)
  9. Press release of the Cabinet Office; Regius Professorships awarded to leading universities to mark Queen's 90th birthday on June 6, 2016.
  10. ^ Prestigious Regius Professorship awarded to Aston's School of Pharmacy ; Aston University press release dated February 3, 2017.