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 has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is currently ranked 5th in the UK and 1st outside London for graduate employability (2012 Sunday Times University Guide).
Biggest ever linguistic survey on Twitter could find the next 'selfie' or 'twerk'
Academics from Aston University (UK) will analyse more than one billion tweets from the UK and US in a linguistic study to discover how new words emerge and spread.
Shoppers drawn 'straight down the middle'
(Phys.org)—Shoppers are naturally drawn to products displayed centrally according to researchers at Aston Business School (ABS).
Using social and web technologies in disaster responses
Developing software and solutions to real-world problems was the aim of the h4d2 hackathon event held at Aston University.