Published on 23/02/2024
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  • The 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) contains rankings of universities in 55 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences
  • The University is 13th in the UK for business administration
  • It was among the top five non-Russell Group universities in the UK for the subject.

Aston University has been placed 35th in the world for business administration in the latest rankings which use a range of objective academic indicators and third-party data to measure the performance of world universities.

The 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) from ShanghaiRanking contains rankings of universities in 55 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.

The University was 13th in the UK for business administration, among the top five non-Russell Group universities in the UK. Aston University was also among the top three universities in the West Midlands for the subject.

The GRAS rankings measure the performance of world universities in respective subjects, including research output, research influence, international collaboration, research quality and international academic awards.

Professor Aleks Subic, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University, said:

“I am pleased to see this recognition by Academic Rankings of World Universities (ShanghaiRanking), placing our business discipline 35th in the world and 13th in the UK.

“This is an important international achievement for both Aston University and Aston Business School (including Aston MBA) and reflects our strategy to be a leading global entrepreneurial university where the best and brightest business brains can flourish.”

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

For over a century, Aston University’s enduring purpose has been to make our world a better place through education, research and innovation, by enabling our students to succeed in work and life, and by supporting our communities to thrive economically, socially and culturally.

Aston University’s history has been intertwined with the history of Birmingham, a remarkable city that once was the heartland of the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing powerhouse of the world.

Born out of the First Industrial Revolution, Aston University has a proud and distinct heritage dating back to our formation as the School of Metallurgy in 1875, the first UK College of Technology in 1951, gaining university status by Royal Charter in 1966, and becoming The Guardian University of the Year in 2020.

Building on our outstanding past, we are now defining our place and role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (and beyond) within a rapidly changing world.

For media inquiries in relation to this release, contact Sam Cook, Press and Communications Manager, on (+44) 7446 910063 or email: s.cook2@aston.ac.uk

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