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 Alec Cameron became Vice-Chancellor of the University in 2016.
Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities. Its friendly and safe 40 acre campus houses all the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities for over 13,000 students.
Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is currently ranked 8th overall for graduate employment putting even the likes of Oxford in the shade (2013 Sunday Times University Guide). The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming its place amongst the elite. Aston's five Schools offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also work with the public and private sectors to develop tailored foundation degree programmes.
Staff across all Schools at Aston have interests and expertise in various transport, logistics and supply chain domains. The School of Engineering and Applied Science is home to the University’s specialised programmes in these areas at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, directed by Professor Ed Sweeney, was established in 2016 as a focal point for the University’s research, advanced learning and company outreach work in the field.
Priority research themes at Aston include supply chain design and integration, environmentally sustainable logistics, enabling technologies and supply chain learning. Aston has long been active in the Logistics Research Network (LRN) having hosted the prestigious annual conference on two occasions. The Aston Logistics & Systems Institute is proud of its links with industry and its academics have developed particularly strong partnerships in the food and drink, engineering, energy and life sciences sectors.
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