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Loughborough University

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About Loughborough University

Loughborough University is renowned for its excellence in research, teaching and enterprise; the unique contribution it makes to the world of sport; and the links it holds with business, industry and policy makers which ensure that the University and its activities have a tangible positive impact on issues worldwide.

Since its inception in 1909 the University has grown significantly, and now operates across two sites – the main campus in Loughborough, and Loughborough University London, a postgraduate site located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Today Loughborough is one of the leading higher education institutions in the country, ranking in the top ten of most major UK league tables. Our life-changing student experience is renowned and our teaching quality was recently awarded Gold, the highest accolade, in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. The University was also recently named the best sporting university in the world in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The University’s diverse student community, across both campuses, is made up of over 17,900 students. Teaching and supporting this community is a workforce of over 3,500 employees.

As a research-active institution, the University contributes to new knowledge and understanding, to help business and industry to compete more effectively, shape public policy and, ultimately, help improve the quality of people’s lives.

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