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Aston University


Aston Triangle
B4 7ET
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)121 204 3000
Fax: +44 (0)121 204 3696


Contact Person:

David Bailey


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. Aston is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 60,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most diverse cities. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is currently ranked 8th overall for graduate employment (2013 Sunday Times University Guide). The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming our place amongst the elite.  It has an outstanding reputation for helping graduates secure good jobs, with 89% finding graduate level employment within six months of graduation. Aston offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and works with the public and private sector to develop tailored Continuing Professional Development and Foundation Degree programmes.


For more than 60 years, Aston Business School (ABS) has conducted pioneering research into contemporary business and management issues, making us one of the most firmly established research based Business Schools in the UK. ABS is committed to generating research that makes a sustainable difference to people, organisations and economies; central to our mission is the determination to deliver impact. They work in collaboration with industry, the public sector and the academic community to develop new research initiatives, with a particular focus on applied research that contributes to business excellence, policy and sustainable economic growth and development. The researchers work with businesses to develop tools and interventions that deliver tangible commercial benefits and make a lasting contribution to their success. The research strengths are in the following four areas: 1) Strategic HR, high-performance teamwork and globally relevant leadership; 2) International investment, finance and innovation, 3) Entrepreneurship and sustainability and 4) The practice of strategy, change management and performance management. Success in Europe is evident with exciting recent and current projects such as the Micro-foundations of Entrepreneurial Dynamics – MED and Disaster 2.0.