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NEON conference Aston

Annual Partner Conference

The International Office welcomed partners, agents and pathway providers to Aston for the inaugural Annual Partner Conference on April 4/5. A range of activities were designed to inform and update them about Aston.

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British Ambassador to Tunisia visits Aston University

On 25 February 2019, Mrs Louise De Sousa, British Ambassador to Tunisia, visited Aston University, which included a tour of the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) facility,  and discussed opportunities on how we can develop research collaborations between Aston and Tunisian higher education institutions.
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Australian High Commissioner visits Aston University

On Tuesday 19th February 2019, The Honourable George Brandis QC, High Commissioner for Australia to the United Kingdom, visited Aston University.
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Aston University receives Tencent Award for 'UK University Favoured by Chinese Families'

Aston University has received an award from Chinese multinational company Tencent, the world’s largest gaming and social media company.

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World Access to Higher Education Day

Preparation is well underway for the hub conferences taking place on World Access to Higher Education Day. Currently there are two hub conferences confirmed and one of them, organised by NEON, will be taking place at Aston University.

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Go international pledge

Go International Pledge

Aston University is committed to the Universities UK International pledge of doubling the percentage of UK undergraduate students who go abroad as part of their studies by 2020.

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KAU trip

Professor Asif Ahmed's trip to King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Professor Asif Ahmed, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, also Professor of Translational Medicine who established Aston Medical School, was the distinguished guest at The HRH Prince Khalid Centre for Moderation King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 

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UK - Gulf connections

Universities UK International mapping UK-Gulf connections in higher education and research

Countries in the Gulf region have long been an integral part of UK universities' international strategies.

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Muscat Uni partnership

Celebrating our partnership with Muscat University at official launch 

Vice Chancellor Alec Cameron spoke of Aston University's shared bond of "employability" with Muscat University during a speech to mark the official launch of Oman's newest higher education institution.

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Double degrees Aston

Aston University's Double Degrees

The double degree programme is similar to an exchange opportunity, but students spend their placement year at one of our partner institutions, meaning they graduate with two undergraduate degrees. 

We partner with some of the world's most highly ranked business schools and each shares Aston's philosophy for employability and offer courses that reflect the needs of industry. 

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Passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said

Aston University is saddened to hear about the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and we send our sincere condolences to our colleagues and students at Muscat University at this difficult time.  We will do all we can to offer support to staff and students and stand in solidarity supporting our colleagues and friends. We are proud to be working in partnership with Muscat University to develop the next generation of leaders for Oman.