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Research areas

For RAE 2008 Aston submitted to four Units of Assessment (broad subject/research areas). These were:


Business Studies: 9th out of 90 HEIs


Quality profile
 4*  3*  2*  1*  U/C
 15  45  35 5
 0

Aston Business School (ABS) has strengths in Work & Organisational Psychology, Operations and Information Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Law, and Economics and Strategy. Amongst its most recent successes is the launch of the INDEX Voucher Scheme, which links academic expertise with SMEs. ABS also leads research into staff satisfaction in the National Health Service.

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European Studies: 11th out of 27 HEIs


Quality profile
 4*  3*  2*  1*  U/C
 5  15  45  30  5

The School of Languages & Social Sciences at Aston is renowned for its interdisciplinary, world-class research which includesEuropean Languages and Translation Studies; Politics and International Relations; Sociology and Public Policy; Applied, Corpus, Forensic and Socio- Linguistics.The desire to deepen our understanding of the relationship between language and society is a key feature of the School’s research.

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General Engineering: 12th out of 49 HEIs


Quality profile
 4*  3*  2*  1*  U/C
 10  25  50  15  0

The School of Engineering & Applied Science’s world leading research focuses on biomedical, bioenergy, communications, complexity and sustainability research. The work of the School’s scientists includes advances in photonics producing the world’s longest laser pulse; developing carbon-neutral and carbon-negative biomass conversion systems for heat, power and transport as an alternative to fossil fuels and chemicals; and precision technology, which has produced the world’s first robotic micro-drill for use in surgical operations.

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Subjects Allied to Medicine: 3rd out of 63 HEIs


Quality profile
 4*  3*  2*  1*  U/C
 15  35  35  15  0

The School of Life & Health Sciences
has an interdisciplinary approach to Allied Health Professions. The goal is to develop a translational framework that supports the application of new knowledge and technology to clinical products, policy and practice across the age-span. Research focuses include: cellular and clinical imaging; chronic diseases; clinical vision sciences; cognitive and perceptual systems; and communicable diseases.

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Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research