In 2015 Loughborough University achieved a five star rating in an independent assessment of its performance, confirming the breadth of its excellence and putting it alongside some of the very best universities in the world.
The QS Stars scheme provides institutions with a broad range of criteria that allows them to highlight their particular areas of excellence.
According to QS, a five star university is “world class in a broad range of areas, enjoys a high reputation and has cutting edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.”
The assessment looked at four core criteria – teaching, research, employability and internationalisation. It also assessed the University’s facilities, its innovation, including the number of research projects undertaken with external companies, and access – including the value and number of scholarships and bursaries available.
The review of Loughborough included an additional assessment of its performance in mechanical, manufacturing and aeronautical engineering.
Loughborough gained five stars for each of the areas in which it was assessed.