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).
Language programme boosts literacy 'in hours'
Young people with serious literacy difficulties can significantly boost their reading and writing skills in a matter of hours thanks to an innovative language project launched by an Aston graduate.
Seawater greenhouses to bring life to the desert
Greenhouses that will use seawater to grow crops in one of the hottest and driest places on earth will be designed by researchers at Aston University working with industry partners as part of an international project.
Using solar energy to improve desalination process
An Aston University academic has proposed a new process to decompose waste desalination brine using solar energy, neutralising ocean acidity and reducing damaging environmental impacts.
Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin
The primary author of the celebrated Bitcoin paper, and therefore probable creator of Bitcoin, is most likely Nick Szabo, a blogger and former George Washington University law professor, according to students and researchers ...
World's fastest external phone charger set to be launched
The world's 'fastest' external phone charger is set to be launched by an Aston University graduate.
Global internet 'capacity crunch' to be tackled by international project
A £1.5m international communications project led by Aston University will tackle the growing worldwide internet 'capacity crunch' and reduce our network energy consumption.
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.
Wood waste biofuel could cut greenhouse gas
A sustainable biofuel made from Norwegian forest wood waste could help transform the shipping industry and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
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.