Research at Aston has continued from strength to strength recently we are currently ranked 35th in the UK by the REF, with 78% of our submissions to the Research and Excellence Framework being ranked as world leading or internationally excellent.
The research activities of the School continue to develop, maintaining our emphasis on student and staff inclusion and a drive to innovate and engage with the economy.
Aston has had a long-standing emphasis on the importance of its PhD student training and employability, the relevance of its research, and its desire to provide an environment which is supportive to its staff.
Building on this, our plan is to continue our support for improving our students' and staff research experience, and to develop new research areas to complement our existing peaks of excellence in photonics, biomaterials, bioenergy and pattern processing.
The School has established a European Bioenergy Research Institute, and continued to support University's Aston Brain Centre and the Aston Research Centre into Healthy Ageing