Going Forward to 2020, Aston will maintain its responsiveness to the needs of a changing world whilst remaining true to the distinctive, original purpose.
Our focus brings real benefits - delivering social mobility by helping students acquire the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make a successful career in business, industry and the professions, enabling them to explore and fulfil individual potential.
Our scholarship is focussed on translating world-class research into benefits for the economy and society, and for the local and global communities to which we belong.
At Aston we are dedicated to developing the people and the ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow.
Our mission and vision
Our 2020 strategy (PDF) explains how Aston University proposes to be even more distinctive within a crowded, and increasingly competitive, environment.
Our mission is to be the UK’s leading University for business, enterprise and the professions, where original research has a positive impact on the world around us.
Our vision is that in 2020 Aston will be a top research led international University renowned for developing future leaders of business and the professions.
Our eight strategic aims
The Aston 2020 strategy is divided into eight strategic aims.