Aston University continues its rise in the global rankings

Aston University has risen 23 places to be ranked 423rd globally in the latest QS World University Rankings

This improves on last year's performance when it rose 118 places. The rise sees the University placed in the top 10% of evaluated institutions in the world.

The QS World University Rankings provide authoritative and independent evaluations of institutions, helping to drive institutional performance and guide students in their decision-making.

It is the most comprehensive ranking of its kind, this year evaluating 5,663 institutions, with the 2025 edition reflecting changes in methodology that prioritize student-relevant issues like sustainability and employability.

Earlier this year, Aston University was ranked 65th in the world and 24th in Europe in the QS Online MBA Rankings which highlight the best online MBA programmes across the world.

It also rose to 66th place in the world in the QS World Rankings by Subject for business and management studies.


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66th in the world

We've been ranked as 66th in the world for business and management studies (QS World University Rankings By Subject 2024)

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Gold standard teaching

Aston University was awarded Gold - the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2023)

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Recognised for quality

Aston Business School is proud to be among 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation


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