Aston University’s mission is to be the UK’s leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact.
The emphasis given to the placement year, and the maintenance of strong links with industry and the local area, arise naturally from the institution’s history. Aston University plays an important part in the West Midlands region and society, ensuring that students, staff, communities and local business partners succeed to their full potential, regardless of background.
Home to one of one of the main green spaces within Birmingham city centre, the University is a diverse and friendly international community, supporting students from around the world to embark on successful careers.
In 2020 Aston University was named Guardian University of the Year and Outstanding Entrepreneurial University by Times Higher Education. Aston University was also shortlisted for University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2021.
Research, business and campus projects are helping to reduce the effects of climate change and in the 2021 People & Planet University League Aston University was ranked ‘1st class’ for sustainability.