Loughborough University

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loughborough University
motto Veritate, Scientia, laboratories
founding 1909
Sponsorship state
place Loughborough , UK
Vice-Chancellor and President Robert Allison
Students 17,825
Employee 2,860
Website www.lboro.ac.uk

The University of Loughborough (English Loughborough University ) is a university in Loughborough , Leicestershire , United Kingdom with almost 18,000 students. In June 2017 she was awarded the Golden Six of Teaching Excellence Framework Award from the UK's elite universities.

The university is best known for its outstanding sports faculty, which for years has regularly provided the best athletes within the British Universities and Colleges of Sport .


The university has 3 faculties with 24 academic departments and more than 30 research institutes.

  • Faculty of Science
    • chemistry
    • Computer science
    • Human sciences
    • Information science
    • mathematics
    • physics
    • Research Institute for Ergonomics & Safety
    • Institute for Polymer Technology & Materials Science
  • Engineering faculty
    • Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering
    • Chemical engineering
    • Civil & Building Engineering
    • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
    • Systems engineering
    • Wolfson School for Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
The university campus seen from the city clock tower
  • Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
    • Business school
    • Design & technology
    • Economics
    • English & Drama
    • Politics, International Relations & European Studies
    • geography
    • School of Sports & Exercise Science
    • School of Art & Design
    • Social sciences
    • Unit for teacher training


The university was founded in 1909 as the Loughborough Technical Institute . During the First World War, workers for the munitions industry were trained in the institute. After the war, the institute was split into four parts:

  • Loughborough Training College (teacher training)
  • Loughborough College of Art (art and design)
  • Loughborough College of Further Education
  • Loughborough College of Technology (Technology and Science)

In 1966 the fourth part was granted university status. In 1977 the Institute for Teacher Training was included, followed in 1998 by the College of Art. In 1996, the name suffix "Technical" was deleted from the university name. At the beginning of March 2017, Loughborough University was named the best sports university in the world according to the QS ranking.

Personalities / alumni

Web links

Commons : Loughborough University  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files


Coordinates: 52 ° 46 ′ 6 "  N , 1 ° 13 ′ 43"  W.