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New technique for slicing delicate biopsy samples inspired by industrial method for cutting tough manufacturing materials

A pioneering manufacturing technique developed to slice metal ‘like butter’ has been adapted by scientists at Loughborough University to improve the quality of biopsy and other biological tissue samples.

31 March 2017

Game-changing 3D print innovations invented at Loughborough University feature at the heart of new manufacturing centre

An advanced 3D printing technique developed at Loughborough University which is capable of mass-producing up to 100,000 components a day will be at the heart of a new manufacturing centre, officially launched this week.

30 March 2017

Olympic legend Lord Sebastian Coe to become Loughborough University Chancellor

Loughborough University’s Chair of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor, Sir Peter Bonfield, is delighted to announce the nomination of Lord Sebastian Coe as the University’s new Chancellor.

30 March 2017

It’s time to Launch-it! with our business ideas competition

Applications for this year’s student and graduate business competition are now being accepted.

10 March 2017

New water meter app could save 20% on household bills and help tackle global water crisis

A new smartphone and tablet app which monitors home water usage is being created at Loughborough University as part of Europe-wide initiative motivated by global water shortages.

6 February 2017

Spin out acquisition by Merford will accelerate impact of industrial noise control technology

Sonobex, the multi-award-winning spin out from Loughborough University’s physics research base, has been acquired by Merford UK, a leading specialist in industrial noise control. This secures the family company not only more 'brain power', but also brings a revolutionary technology in house: capable of reducing noise using by innovative, novel methods.

2 February 2017

New guidance for bosses supporting employees with cancer announced ahead of World Cancer Day

A report which makes a number of recommendations for employers welcoming back staff who have battled cancer has been announced today to coincide with World Cancer Day.

2 February 2017

£3.2m funding for Midlands-based high performance computing centre

The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC).

2 February 2017

Cost of living for people with sight loss increases significantly with severity and age

The cost of everyday living for a severely sight impaired person of pension age is a hefty 73% more than for a pensioner who is not visually impaired, a new study by Loughborough University has found.

25 January 2017

New national study offers unique insight into life as a young carer

A report by Loughborough University which offers a unique insight into the lives of young carers has been published by the Department for Education (DfE).

13 January 2017

Reducing road fatalities in the Middle East

Loughborough University’s road safety experts have joined forces with Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) Middle East to try and reduce the large numbers of road fatalities in the region.

13 January 2017

New Year’s Honours for Loughborough’s athletes, alumni and honorary graduates

No fewer than 23 Loughborough University linked athletes, alumni and honorary graduates have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

5 January 2017

Funding for project aimed at improving clean energy provision in developing countries

A collaborative scheme aimed at improving the quality of sustainable and renewable energy in poorer countries has received a £1.3 million boost from the Department for International Development (DFID).

20 December 2016

Longitudinal health and safety project is a first for UK construction

Researchers at Loughborough University are embarking on a unique project that will track and inform health and safety leadership, policies, and practices at Tideway.

13 December 2016

New research hubs to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base

Loughborough University is a partner in three £10 million research hubs designed to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base.

6 December 2016

Loughborough’s Earn to Learn scheme could keep more jobs UK-based

Graduate jobs are on the decline as companies look to outsource their middle management roles. But one academic’s surprise solution could not only stop the flow of UK jobs going overseas, but also provide current students with financial assistance and improved career prospects.

30 November 2016

Transport industry conference at Loughborough will feature driverless pods and robotic vehicles

An annual conference aimed at exploring the UK transport industry’s challenges and advancements will take place at Loughborough University next week.

25 November 2016

Loughborough University named the UK's leading University for employer-student connections

Loughborough University has been named the UK’s top university for employer-student connections in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2017. The results also show Loughborough University as the only British university to feature in the world top 30 list for this measure.

25 November 2016

The world’s largest-ever online ‘sleep census’ reveals a sleep-deprived planet

Bed manufacturer Sealy UK, together with Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit (CSRU), has conducted the world’s largest and most comprehensive online sleep study ever, revealing a sleep deprived planet, and a female UK ‘sleep debt’ of 10 days a year.

18 November 2016

Rail industry breakthrough technology Repoint wins IET Innovation Award

Repoint, a radical new track switch product developed by Loughborough University’s Control Systems Group, has won a prestigious IET Innovation Award in recognition of its potential to support increased levels of day-to-day rail traffic across the network.

17 November 2016

Sonobex receives Noise Abatement Society award

Loughborough University spin out company Sonobex has been awarded this year’s Noise Abatement Society’s John Connell Innovation Award.

9 November 2016

Twitter analysis shows US election is too close to call

In depth analysis of US public emotion on twitter has revealed the Presidential candidates are neck and neck as America goes to the polls.

8 November 2016

Loughborough University and StreetGames join forces to tackle school holiday hunger

Loughborough University academics are working with the national charity StreetGames to tackle the problem of school holiday hunger for children in the UK.

2 November 2016

Chief Scientist speaks to students about NASA’s mission to Mars

NASA Chief Scientist Dr Ellen Stofan visited Loughborough University London on Friday to talk about the administration’s 2030 Journey to Mars.

31 October 2016

Revolutionary switch design could significantly reduce rail service disruption caused by points failures

Loughborough University’s Control Systems Group has today announced that a consortium led by Ricardo Rail Ltd will develop the first installation of a radical new track switch product.

27 October 2016

Universities Minister officially opens new multi million pound learning facility at Loughborough University

Jo Johnson MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – was joined by Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan at Loughborough University this week (24th October) to officially open a major new learning and teaching facility.

25 October 2016

Local businesses invited to attend workplace health seminar

Local businesses are invited to attend an exclusive breakfast seminar on workplace health next month.

21 October 2016

Record numbers of employers flock to Loughborough graduate recruitment fair

More companies than ever before are set to attend this year’s Loughborough University Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, which takes place on campus on 24th and 25th October.

21 October 2016

Loughborough University and Santander Universities UK confirm new agreement

Loughborough University and Santander Universities UK have today signed a new agreement worth £435,000 to support a further three year partnership.

19 October 2016

Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’ consolidates Loughborough’s top ten university ranking

Loughborough University has risen six places to 6th in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, published today (12 October).

12 October 2016

Olympic legend opens building dedicated to improving the nation’s health

Five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave officially opened the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine building at Loughborough University this week.

12 October 2016

Advanced Technology Innovation Centre drives rapid growth

The latest development on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC), has achieved over 95% occupancy within a year of its launch. With strong demand for start-up space and more developed companies rapidly expanding, ATIC is already playing a vital role in driving local economic growth.

6 October 2016

Loughborough revealed as top academic institution for undergraduate pharmaceutical placements

Loughborough University has been named as the top academic institution for undergraduate pharmaceutical placements according to a new report.

21 September 2016

Loughborough University benefits from record-breaking investment in health research

Loughborough University is to receive a slice of the UK’s largest ever investment into health research announced today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

14 September 2016

Loughborough graduate wins national round of prestigious design competition

A new portable cooling device to improve vaccine transportation in developing countries has been announced as the UK winner of the 2016 James Dyson Award.

8 September 2016

Loughborough University to exhibit at UK’s premier Low Carbon Vehicle industry event

Loughborough University will be exhibiting its Low Carbon Vehicle expertise at the country’s leading industry event next week.

6 September 2016

Study reveals gap in the market for wearable technologies that monitor sedentary behaviour

Wearable technology to monitor the time you spend being sedentary could encourage changes in behaviour that helps improve health, research reveals.

1 September 2016

Loughborough to be a key partner in new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Loughborough University is part of a Midlands consortium to receive funding to train the next generation of world-leading social scientists.

23 August 2016

Lab-on-a-Stick: miniaturised clinical testing for fast detection of antibiotic resistance

A portable power-free test for the rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been developed by academics at Loughborough University and the University of Reading.

23 August 2016

University expertise in childhood inactivity helps guide new Government strategy

Recommendations on how to tackle childhood inactivity made by Loughborough University and the British Heart Foundation National Centre (BHFNC) have been included in the Government’s new obesity strategy – released today (August 18).

18 August 2016

Study to explore the scale of physical activity and nutritional health messaging at major sporting events

A new study examining the promotion of health messaging at major sporting events, such as the Olympics, will be led by Loughborough University.

18 August 2016

Loughborough graduates targeted by leading banks

Loughborough is one of a select few universities from around the world that major banks target to recruit their analysts, according to new data released by financial services careers website efinancialcareers.

16 August 2016

New research sheds light on the real experience of calling the GP surgery

Pioneering research into GP receptionist interaction with the public over the telephone has revealed how patients have to ‘push’ for effective service.

16 August 2016

Poverty costs UK £78 billion per year, research reveals

A new report – co-authored by Loughborough University – reveals that dealing with the effects of poverty costs the UK £78 billion a year, £1,200 for every person.

11 August 2016

Loughborough University research pinpoints most dangerous HGV designs

HGVs with high cabs have the most blind spots and pose the greatest risk to vulnerable road users, research by Loughborough University has found.

29 July 2016

Government official unveils IOC accreditation plaque at National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

Government official unveils IOC accreditation plaque at National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has been officially recognised as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health.

Issued on 28 July 2016

Scientists trial fingerprint development method for Britain’s new polymer banknotes

Scientists trial fingerprint development method for Britain’s new polymer banknotes

New research into the most effective way of lifting fingerprints from polymer banknotes has been led by scientists at Loughborough University.

Issued on 13 July 2016

LUSEP company receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

LUSEP company receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

CommAgility, the leading UK wireless technology company based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, today received its second Queen's Award.

Issued on 12 July 2016

Loughborough student helps Team Sky with wheel aerodynamics

Loughborough student helps Team Sky with wheel aerodynamics

Aeronautical Engineering student Harley Matthews has helped pro cycling’s Team Sky understand the aerodynamic benefit of their range of race wheels.

Issued on 12 July 2016

Loughborough University engineers selected to safeguard and develop China’s sustainable agriculture

Loughborough University engineers selected to safeguard and develop China’s sustainable agriculture

A £1 million project to boost sustainable agriculture in China is being led by aerospace engineers at Loughborough University.

Issued on 11 July 2016

New collaborations and funding opportunities within Space sector

New collaborations and funding opportunities within Space sector

Having been awarded funds from the UK Space Agency to support local early-stage space sector companies, the iNet team in the Enterprise Office is keen to hear from academics whose work would be relevant to the UK Space Incubator.

Issued on 28 June 2016

Loughborough awarded Best Commercial University

Loughborough awarded Best Commercial University

Loughborough University has been recognised as the Best Commercial University at the annual College and University Business Officers (CUBO) Awards held earlier this month.

Issued on 28 June 2016

Devolution implications were ignored in pre-EU Referendum media coverage

Devolution implications were ignored in pre-EU Referendum media coverage

The devolution implications of leaving the EU barely registered in national press and TV coverage in the run-up to Thursday’s vote according to the latest EU Referendum media analysis report from Loughborough University.

Issued on 27 June 2016

Vice-Chancellor’s statement on the EU Referendum

Vice-Chancellor’s statement on the EU Referendum

As you may be aware I was one of 103 University Vice Chancellors who signed a letter to voters in advance of the EU Referendum. Our message was that universities and students were stronger in Europe.

Issued on 24 June 2016

Loughborough University celebrates outstanding student placements in Awards ceremony

Loughborough University celebrates outstanding student placements in Awards ceremony

Loughborough University hosted its inaugural Placement Student Awards on 16 June to celebrate the outstanding achievements of its students.

Issued on 21 June 2016

Loughborough University issues invitation to tender for the development of failsafe railway track switch

Loughborough University issues invitation to tender for the development of failsafe railway track switch

Loughborough University engineers have issued an invitation to engage the rail industry to help with the development of a prototype track switch.

Issued on 16 June 2016

Loughborough University teams make Engineering YES final

Loughborough University teams make Engineering YES final

Two teams from Loughborough have secured a place in this year’s Engineering YES final, a national competition that encourages engineering enterprise.

Issued on 13 June 2016

Students’ enterprising achievements recognised at annual awards

Students’ enterprising achievements recognised at annual awards

Loughborough University and the Students’ Union celebrated their annual Enterprise Awards last week (2 June), recognising the enterprising achievements of students.

Issued on 7 June 2016

Science without Borders students awarded internships at leading aerospace company

Science without Borders students awarded internships at leading aerospace company

Loughborough University Science without Borders students have been awarded four of only eight internships available at one of the world’s leading aerospace companies.

Issued on 2 June 2016

Loughborough University announces collaboration on intelligent and versatile wireless technology

Loughborough University announces collaboration on intelligent and versatile wireless technology

Loughborough University engineers will develop unique wireless technology capable of measuring impacts to the body of both athletes and vulnerable patients.

Issued on 6 May 2016

Growth Builder announces first cohort

Growth Builder announces first cohort

Growth Builder, the business growth programme designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, has today announced the first cohort of 48 businesses selected to participate in the 12-month programme.

Issued on 4 May 2016

 New £180m fund to accelerate energy research across the Midlands Engine

New £180m fund to accelerate energy research across the Midlands Engine

A major new fund designed to drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills across the Midlands Engine has been officially launched with significant backing from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

Issued on 27 April 2016

LUSEP company wins second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in three years

LUSEP company wins second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in three years

CommAgility, the leading UK wireless technology company based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, announced today that it has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, the UK’s most prestigious award for business success.

Issued on 21 April 2016

Graduate business celebrates third birthday with first national awards ceremony

Graduate business celebrates third birthday with first national awards ceremony

Loughborough University graduate and Studio alumnus, Sophie-Louise Hyde, hosted the first national awards celebration for emerging creatives to mark the third birthday of her online platform, The Student Wordsmith.

Issued on 21 April 2016

Rising entrepreneurial talent celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony

Rising entrepreneurial talent celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony

Loughborough University recognises emerging entrepreneurial talent in the finals of the Leicestershire County and East Midlands, Young Enterprise Company of the Year Competition.

Issued on 19 April 2016

Revolutionary 3D printed fashion to be developed at Loughborough University

Revolutionary 3D printed fashion to be developed at Loughborough University

Personalised 3D printed fashion - manufactured within 24 hours - is the end goal of a new project led by Loughborough University that’s set to change the way we shop for clothes.

Issued on 18 April 2016

Graduate launches campaign to end wrap rage for good with handy new invention

Graduate launches campaign to end wrap rage for good with handy new invention

Loughborough graduate and founder of Version 22, Simon Lyons, is set to launch his Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to push his product, Nimble, into mass manufacture.

Issued on 18 April 2016

Loughborough University and Defence Medical Services become research partners

Loughborough University and Defence Medical Services become research partners

Loughborough University hosted a special event this week to celebrate the start of a new research partnership with the Defence Medical Services (DMS).

Issued on 14 April 2016

Loughborough University invention could help prevent another Brussels style attack

Loughborough University invention could help prevent another Brussels style attack

As the world reels from the Brussels bombings, a device created at Loughborough University could provide the answer to safeguarding the travelling public.

Issued on 13 April 2016

University supports Travis Perkins plc in the search for innovation

University supports Travis Perkins plc in the search for innovation

Loughborough University has joined up with building and construction giant, Travis Perkins plc, in their search for new ideas following the launch of the first ever Travis Perkins Innovation Awards.

Issued on 6 April 2016

University signs Armed Forces Covenant

University signs Armed Forces Covenant

The University signed a new covenant yesterday as part of its pledge to support the armed forces community.

Issued on 5 April 2016

Loughborough University selected to monitor natural driver behaviour in unique EU experiment

Loughborough University selected to monitor natural driver behaviour in unique EU experiment

The real behaviour of Europe’s road users will be revealed for the first time as part of a naturalistic driving study.

Issued on 5 April 2016

Loughborough researchers to evaluate the best way to get school children more active

Loughborough researchers to evaluate the best way to get school children more active

Loughborough University researchers are working with the national charity Kids Run Free and London Marathon to assess the best way to get school children more active.

Issued on 31 March 2016

Loughborough University awarded more than £750K to develop tomorrow’s low carbon vehicles

Loughborough University awarded more than £750K to develop tomorrow’s low carbon vehicles

Three Loughborough University research projects have received a slice of a £38m Government funding grant to design low carbon vehicles of the future.

Issued on 24 March 2016

University receives funding to help boost the UK space industry

University receives funding to help boost the UK space industry

Loughborough University has been announced as one of three East Midlands incubation hubs to receive funding from the UK Space Agency.

Issued on 23 March 2016

Graduate launches first print edition of magazine following online success

Graduate launches first print edition of magazine following online success

Loughborough University graduate and Studio member, Ali Foroughi, has launched the first print edition of his quarterly magazine, Jungle.

Issued on 21 March 2016

Loughborough University best in the UK for student experience

Loughborough University best in the UK for student experience

Loughborough has been named the best in the country in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey.

Issued on 17 March 2016

Security and visitor expectation must be balanced to protect museums for future generations

Security and visitor expectation must be balanced to protect museums for future generations

The museum visitor experience is under threat from theft and damage, putting collections at risk, new research reveals.

Issued on 16 March 2016

Loughborough research helps guide new adidas clothing for children

Loughborough research helps guide new adidas clothing for children

Loughborough researchers have been working with leading sports brand adidas to help develop sports tops specifically for children that help keep them cool during exercise.

Issued on 14 March 2016

Loughborough University’s breakthrough railway technology on track for prototype development

Loughborough University’s breakthrough railway technology on track for prototype development

Breakthrough railway technology masterminded by Loughborough University engineers has entered into the next stage of development with industry backing.

Issued on 8 March 2016

Bespoke Masters Programme wins industry training award

Bespoke Masters Programme wins industry training award

A bespoke Masters programme developed by the Executive Education Team and Building Societies Association (BSA) has won as the ‘Best Training Initiative’ in the Association Excellence Awards.

Issued on 1 March 2016

£3.8m investment to grow Loughborough’s research activity

£3.8m investment to grow Loughborough’s research activity

Loughborough University will receive £3.8m investment in its postgraduate research training as part of major investment in science and engineering research announced today by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson.

Issued on 1 March 2016

First British snowboarding and ski brand made for women by women seeks to break gender stereotypes

First British snowboarding and ski brand made for women by women seeks to break gender stereotypes

Loughborough University graduates Susie Beere and Sophie Kelly have officially launched the first British snowboarding and ski brand designed specifically for women.

Issued on 23 February 2016

New technology could signal the end of laser attacks

New technology could signal the end of laser attacks

A protective eye strip developed at Loughborough University to protect police from laser attacks has significantly reduced the use of lasers during riots in Northern Ireland where it is used.

Issued on 15 February 2016

Loughborough University London student projects impress business leaders

Loughborough University London student projects impress business leaders

A Loughborough University London project which challenges students to help solve real problems set direct by businesses has been praised by company partners.

Issued on 12 February 2016

Generating fuel for life – Loughborough shares renewable energy expertise with India

Generating fuel for life – Loughborough shares renewable energy expertise with India

Loughborough University engineering experts are helping to improve lives in India by sharing essential knowledge of how to turn waste into clean energy.

Issued on 11 February 2016

Rejuvenating the High Street through Art

Rejuvenating the High Street through Art

It was a rather unusual day of business for Loughborough newsagent, Ashby Square News on Saturday (6 February 2016). The shop’s entire product range was rebranded as part of Loughborough University’s Market Town project, an innovative art programme that invited artists to reimagine the high street.

Issued on 8 February 2016

New centre places Loughborough at heart of UK aerospace engineering and technology development

New centre places Loughborough at heart of UK aerospace engineering and technology development

The Business Minister, Anna Soubry MP, has today announced £9.8 million of funding towards the establishment of a new facility that will position Loughborough University as a primary UK hub for aerospace engineering and technology.

Issued on 5 February 2016

LU Arts to host seminar on the impact of the digital economy on communities

LU Arts to host seminar on the impact of the digital economy on communities

Loughborough University Arts is hosting a seminar which examines the positive impact of the digital economy on communities.

Issued on 4 February 2016

New public- and private-backed growth programme launched

New public- and private-backed growth programme launched

Growth Builder, the business growth programme designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, launches today and is open for applications from British high-growth businesses.

Issued on 3 February 2016

PhD graduate encourages us to grow, connect and share with new venture

PhD graduate encourages us to grow, connect and share with new venture

Loughborough Design School graduate, Dr Rose Deakin is on a mission to reconnect communities through the joy of growing with her new venture, The Crop Club.

Issued on 1 February 2016

Loughborough University design graduates voted most employable in the UK

Loughborough University design graduates voted most employable in the UK

Loughborough University Design School creates the most employable graduates, a new industry survey has found.

Issued on 21 January 2016

Loughborough University to help develop new life changing haemophilia A therapy

Loughborough University to help develop new life changing haemophilia A therapy

Loughborough University is working with a team of international partners on a new €5.6 million project to develop a cell based haemophilia A therapy.

Issued on 15 January 2016

Dedicated training centre for BIM and pipework to launch in the New Year

Dedicated training centre for BIM and pipework to launch in the New Year

A dedicated training centre will open next year to support the building and industrial services industry in tackling the challenges of pipework innovation and energy efficiency installation.

Issued on 15 December 2015

GAME confirmed as title sponsor for graduate led Esports championship

GAME confirmed as title sponsor for graduate led Esports championship

Loughborough graduates behind the UK’s inter-university Esports championship have secured sponsorship from gaming giant, GAME.

Issued on 14 December 2015

New book offers a “Very Alternative” way of dealing with sudden paralysis

New book offers a “Very Alternative” way of dealing with sudden paralysis

Loughborough University has helped to launch a new book that uses humour and graphic design to communicate vital information to people dealing with sudden paralysis.

Issued on 8 December 2015

Loughborough University research to inform cricket helmet safety development

Loughborough University research to inform cricket helmet safety development

Research by Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute will continue to shape the development of cricket helmet safety, following a landmark announcement by the governing body for the sport.

Issued on 8 December 2015

Loughborough University part of £276m UK infrastructure and cities project

Loughborough University part of £276m UK infrastructure and cities project

Loughborough University has been announced as a partner in a new £276 million research project aimed at ensuring the long-term functioning of the UK’s infrastructure and cities.

Issued on 3 December 2015

Intelligent Energy enters into agreement to develop embedded fuel cell technology for smartphones

Intelligent Energy enters into agreement to develop embedded fuel cell technology for smartphones

Intelligent Energy, the fuel cell technology company originating from Loughborough University research and headquartered at its Science and Enterprise Park, has entered into an agreement with an emerging smartphone OEM to create a tailored development and integration programme for a specific smartphone application.

Issued on 1 December 2015

Loughborough ranked top five for graduate employability in the UK

Loughborough ranked top five for graduate employability in the UK

Loughborough University has been ranked top five in the UK for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Issued on 27 November 2015

Energy research at Loughborough set to accelerate following £180m investment

Energy research at Loughborough set to accelerate following £180m investment

Loughborough University is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK’s energy sector.

Issued on 25 November 2015

New research into daylight exposure in heritage buildings to help balance access and conservation

New research into daylight exposure in heritage buildings to help balance access and conservation

Research into the distribution of natural light and its level of exposure in historic buildings has been carried out by Loughborough University on behalf of the National Trust.

Issued on 23 November 2015

Loughborough-led Manifesto calls for more ethical sourcing in construction

Loughborough-led Manifesto calls for more ethical sourcing in construction

Loughborough University professor is leading a national call for more ethical sourcing within the construction industry.

Issued on 20 November 2015

Free innovation and enterprise e-course launches for 16-18 year olds

Free innovation and enterprise e-course launches for 16-18 year olds

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, 16 – 22 November, Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics is launching an e-learning course for secondary school students, years 12 and 13.

Issued on 10 November 2015

Loughborough hosts visit from the Government’s Science and Innovation Network

Loughborough hosts visit from the Government’s Science and Innovation Network

On 5 November Loughborough University welcomed a group of international visitors from the Government's Science and Innovation Network.

Issued on 6 November 2015

UK Living Wage Rate calculated by Loughborough University rises by 40p

UK Living Wage Rate calculated by Loughborough University rises by 40p

The UK Living Wage rate has risen to £8.25 per hour, an increase of 40p on the 2014 rate, it has been announced today (Monday 2 November).

Issued on 2 November 2015

Loughborough University unveils world’s first lab-in-a-briefcase

Loughborough University unveils world’s first lab-in-a-briefcase

Academics at Loughborough University hope to boost early detection rates of cancer in developing countries with their portable lab-in-a-briefcase that can operate even at high temperatures.

Issued on 30 October 2015

Business Minister officially opens Advanced Technology Innovation Centre

Business Minister officially opens Advanced Technology Innovation Centre

Business Minister, Anna Soubry, officially opened the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) today. She was joined by senior representatives of Charnwood Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, all key partners in the expansion of Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP).

Issued on 26 October 2015

Loughborough students take action to improve life in Brazil’s largest favela

Loughborough students take action to improve life in Brazil’s largest favela

Six students at Loughborough University are hoping to empower the youth of Rio by raising enough funds to purchase a building in Brazil to house a hostel, community centre and DJ school.

Issued on 23 October 2015

LU-MIT Entrepreneurship Exchange inspires students to turn big ideas into reality

LU-MIT Entrepreneurship Exchange inspires students to turn big ideas into reality

Six students from Loughborough University’s Wolfson School gained invaluable insight into the world of successful entrepreneurship as part of a two-week exchange.

Issued on 19 October 2015

Loughborough University awarded £3.9 million to revolutionise electronic communications circuitry

Loughborough University awarded £3.9 million to revolutionise electronic communications circuitry

Loughborough University has been awarded £3.9 million to develop a totally new way of designing and fabricating high frequency communications circuitry.

Issued on 16 October 2015

Loughborough researcher searching for ways to build a million new homes

Loughborough researcher searching for ways to build a million new homes

A Loughborough University researcher hopes his study into house construction could revolutionise the way homes are built in the UK.

Issued on 14 October 2015

Loughborough plays its part in innovative new running garment

Loughborough plays its part in innovative new running garment

Loughborough University has played a major role in the latest wearable technology development, which aims to help recreational runners improve their performance.

Issued on 7 October 2015

The Building Societies Association and the School of Business and Economics launch first-ever Masters for customer-owned financial firms

The Building Societies Association and the School of Business and Economics launch first-ever Masters for customer-owned financial firms

The Building Societies Association (BSA) and the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University have launched the first UK Masters programme geared specifically for those who work in a customer-owned or mutual financial services firm.

Issued on 7 October 2015

Rapid diagnosis of a range of health conditions is just a breath away

Rapid diagnosis of a range of health conditions is just a breath away

A new centre launched tomorrow (Friday 2 October) is the base for a team of scientists developing breath analysis tests that could help in the rapid diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions including cancers, respiratory infections and diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Issued on 1 October 2015

Loughborough University's Advanced Technology Innovation Centre welcomes new tenants

Loughborough University's Advanced Technology Innovation Centre welcomes new tenants

A key handover event to mark the opening of Loughborough University’s Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) and welcome its new tenants took place last week.

Issued on 28 September 2015

Loughborough University project supports visionary research-based artwork

Loughborough University project supports visionary research-based artwork

Loughborough University’s Creative Outreach Resource Efficiency (CORE) project has provided the impetus for the development of a brand new research-based artwork, due to go on display this weekend.

Issued on 24 September 2015

Immersive 3D training experience unveiled with potential to transform the chemical engineering industry

Immersive 3D training experience unveiled with potential to transform the chemical engineering industry

A Loughborough University computer science expert has collaborated with BP on an immersive training experience that enables safety-critical tasks to be rehearsed in a simulated environment.

Issued on 23 September 2015

Loughborough University part of new enterprise zone bid

Loughborough University part of new enterprise zone bid

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks are at the heart of a new Enterprise Zone (EZ) bid which will make Leicestershire a magnet for science, innovation and hi-tech manufacturing companies looking for research facilities and industrial and office space to base and expand their business.

Issued on 23 September 2015

Fifth annual conference provides insight into responsible sourcing in the construction industry

Fifth annual conference provides insight into responsible sourcing in the construction industry

Loughborough University and the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) have announced their fifth annual conference providing an insight into innovative tools and guidance used for responsible sourcing in the construction industry.

Issued on 22 September 2015

Using ‘Human Factors & Ergonomics’ to improve patient safety

Using ‘Human Factors & Ergonomics’ to improve patient safety

A Loughborough University professor is working with Health Education England to develop recommendations to improve NHS patient safety.

Issued on 16 September 2015

Love your trainers? Collaboration on cutting-edge technology could transform global manufacturing of footwear parts

Love your trainers? Collaboration on cutting-edge technology could transform global manufacturing of footwear parts

The materials research team from Loughborough University has partnered with global footwear structural component suppliers Texon to bring significant benefits to the modern footwear industry.

Issued on 14 September 2015

Loughborough University unveils breakthrough technology with potential to revolutionise the global rail industry

Loughborough University unveils breakthrough technology with potential to revolutionise the global rail industry

A failsafe track switch designed to eradicate a 200-year-old problem on the railway has been created by engineers at Loughborough University.

Issued on 9 September 2015

Loughborough shortlisted for Times Higher Education ‘University of the Year’

Loughborough shortlisted for Times Higher Education ‘University of the Year’

The University has also been shortlisted in the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ category.

Issued on 3 September 2015

Turning breath into words – new device unveiled to give paralysis sufferers a voice

Turning breath into words – new device unveiled to give paralysis sufferers a voice

A new device which transforms paralysis sufferers’ breath into words – believed to be the first invention of its kind – has been developed by academics from Loughborough University.

Issued on 28 August 2015

Energy Research Accelerator appoints inaugural CEO

Energy Research Accelerator appoints inaugural CEO

The Energy Research Accelerator - based around a founding partnership of the universities of Loughborough, Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Warwick, and the British Geological Survey (BGS) - has announced the appointment of Gordon Waddington as its Chief Executive Officer.

Issued on 26 August 2015

Loughborough Design graduate appears in UK top 100 entrepreneurs list

Loughborough Design graduate appears in UK top 100 entrepreneurs list

A Loughborough University graduate has appeared in the UK’s top 100 entrepreneurs list, amongst the likes of Richard Branson and Lord Sugar.

Issued on 14 August 2015

Loughborough University research a life saver on Europe's roads

Loughborough University research a life saver on Europe's roads

Research by Loughborough University aimed at reducing blind spots for HGV drivers has led to a change in European legislation on vehicle mirrors and could save hundreds of lives.

Issued on 6 August 2015

Funding secured for Regional Policing Partnership

Funding secured for Regional Policing Partnership

Loughborough is part of a major consortium of East Midlands based universities, police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners that has been awarded funding to carry out policing-related research.

Issued on 6 August 2015

Midlands' universities group appoints new director to drive Midlands Engine agenda

Midlands' universities group appoints new director to drive Midlands Engine agenda

The Midlands' leading research intensive universities have appointed their first Director to oversee the development of an exceptional HE partnership, which aims to harness their combined research power and bring significant economic benefits to the Midlands and the UK.

Issued on 3 August 2015

Graduate awarded 10K and reaches national final for innovative invention

Graduate awarded 10K and reaches national final for innovative invention

Product Design Engineering graduate and founder of Version 22, Simon Lyons has made the final shortlist for The Inclusive Technology Prize 2015.

Issued on 14 July 2015

Development of the Slope ALARMS landslide early warning system wins regional civil engineering award

Development of the Slope ALARMS landslide early warning system wins regional civil engineering award

The Development of the Slope ALARMS landslide early warning system by Loughborough University was declared winner of the Studies & Research Merit Award at the regions’ major civil engineering event of the year.

Issued on 19 June 2015

Celebrating Loughborough students’ enterprising achievements

Celebrating Loughborough students’ enterprising achievements

On Tuesday, Loughborough University and Students’ Union celebrated their inaugural Student Enterprise Awards, recognising the enterprising achievements of students across a range of activities.

Issued on 18 June 2015

Next generation of entrepreneurs recognised with prestigious awards

Next generation of entrepreneurs recognised with prestigious awards

Loughborough University celebrated emerging entrepreneurial talent at the Finals of the Young Enterprise East Midlands Company of the Year Awards 2015.

Issued on 13 May 2015

Loughborough University students in Engineering YES final

Loughborough University students in Engineering YES final

Loughborough University students have secured a place in final of this year’s Engineering YES, a national competition which encourages engineering enterprise.

Issued on 12 May 2015

HPC Midlands turns geo-data challenge into environmental planning tool

HPC Midlands turns geo-data challenge into environmental planning tool

In partnership with HPC Midlands and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany), aerial mapping company Bluesky is exploring the power of supercomputers to process and deliver 3D images for a range of environmental applications.

Issued on 7 May 2015

World’s first customisable luxury leather wallet launched

World’s first customisable luxury leather wallet launched

Loughborough University students Forrest Skerman-Stevenson and Charlie Baron have produced the first-ever customisable leather wallet as part of fashion brand Isolana London.

Issued on 5 May 2015

NACUE recognises enterprising Loughborough student

NACUE recognises enterprising Loughborough student

Management Sciences student Helen Ots was among just three finalists vying for the title of NACUE Young Entrepreneur of the Year last month.

Issued on 5 May 2015

UK’s largest sustainable energy research centre receives funding boost of more than £600,000

UK’s largest sustainable energy research centre receives funding boost of more than £600,000

Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) has received a cash injection of more than £600,000 to further develop its research in next generation photovoltaics.

Issued on 5 May 2015

Step change for Loughborough graduate company Pavegen

Step change for Loughborough graduate company Pavegen

Loughborough University graduate company Pavegen has taken another step towards scaling and refining its energy generating floor tiles for global distribution and installation.

Issued on 29 April 2015

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks tenant scoops water industry Oscar

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks tenant scoops water industry Oscar

Dynamic Flow Technologies Limited (DFTL) – based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP) – were one of just six finalists for the Most Innovative New Technology of the Year title at the Water Industry Achievement Awards 2015 on 21 April.

Issued on 28 April 2015

Two business awards for Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park companies

Two business awards for Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park companies

Two companies from Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP) Innovation Centre have scooped Leicester Mercury Business Awards.

Issued on 24 April 2015

Seventh edition of Jungle magazine available now

Seventh edition of Jungle magazine available now

Loughborough graduate and Studio member Ali Foroughi this month issued the seventh edition of his quarterly magazine, Jungle.

Issued on 24 April 2015

General Election 2015: Discover what’s making the media headlines

General Election 2015: Discover what’s making the media headlines

A real time news audit of the 2015 General Election campaign by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the parties, their policies, MPs and their partners are securing each week.

Issued on 13 April 2015

Voting opens for Loughborough University’s prestigious Enterprise Awards

Voting opens for Loughborough University’s prestigious Enterprise Awards

Loughborough University is inviting the public to choose the winners of its 2015 Enterprise Awards.

Issued on 10 April 2015

Energy Medals to recognise research excellence

Energy Medals to recognise research excellence

The Energy Research Challenge has launched a new initiative to celebrate the best of energy research at Loughborough University.

Issued on 9 April 2015

Loughborough graduate launches new parent-brand In2Collision

Loughborough graduate launches new parent-brand In2Collision

Graduate, and founder of The Student Wordsmith, Sophie-Louise Hyde has launched In2Collision to showcase her ever-growing, award-winning, literary and publishing platform.

Issued on 9 April 2015

Loughborough University £10 charity challenge

Loughborough University £10 charity challenge

More than 60 Loughborough University students took part in a novel charity challenge last month, collecting almost £1,000 for Rag – the student fundraising organisation – in just seven days.

Issued on 11 March 2015

Loughborough researchers support development of Umbro’s ‘lightest ever’ football boots

Loughborough researchers support development of Umbro’s ‘lightest ever’ football boots

Academics at the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University have supported the development of one of the lightest ever football boots.

Issued on 18 February 2015

Loughborough graduates on Design Council’s ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Loughborough graduates on Design Council’s ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Two Loughborough University Design School graduates have made it onto the prestigious Design Council ‘70 Ones to Watch’ list.

Issued on 6 February 2015

Serial sports tech innovator launches FLUX – the running glove that puts climate control in the palm of your hand

Serial sports tech innovator launches FLUX – the running glove that puts climate control in the palm of your hand

Loughborough graduate Ross Weir is close to launching an innovative running glove with built-in climate control. His patented invention is unique mesh that enables instant temperature regulation and moisture wicking. The gloves are also touch screen compatible and pack down as small as a tangerine, weighing less than 6 grams each.

Issued on 21 January 2015

Loughborough University student invites you to take the One Pound Challenge

Loughborough University student invites you to take the One Pound Challenge

Graduate Alan Radbourne set himself the challenge of turning £1 into a year’s salary. Now – just over 18 months on – he has published a book about his experience.

Issued on 20 January 2015

Loughborough hosts Innovate UK creative and digital industries event

Loughborough hosts Innovate UK creative and digital industries event

In partnership with Innovate UK, Loughborough University will host a half-day event focusing on the funding and support on offer to digital companies keen to nurture their business innovation and growth.

Issued on 12 January 2015

Large increase in research judged to be ‘world-leading’ at Loughborough University

Large increase in research judged to be ‘world-leading’ at Loughborough University

Two-thirds of Loughborough academics deliver internationally leading research – 17th highest proportion in the sector, out of 154 universities

Issued on 18 December 2014

New network shines spotlight on Loughborough’s rich history and heritage

New network shines spotlight on Loughborough’s rich history and heritage

A new collaborative venture, the Loughborough History and Heritage Network, will be launched on Thursday 18 December.

Issued on 16 December 2014

Loughborough University to partner leading companies in new Degree Apprenticeships

Loughborough University to partner leading companies in new Degree Apprenticeships

Loughborough is one of eight UK universities that has been invited to work with some of the world’s leading companies to deliver new Degree Apprenticeships, due to be announced today by the Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey.

Issued on 26 November 2014

Major investment helps launch graduate inventor’s motorised solo life craft

Major investment helps launch graduate inventor’s motorised solo life craft

Loughborough Design School graduate Ross Kemp is celebrating a major investment that will see the worldwide launch next Spring of his sustainable solo rescue craft, Asap.

Issued on 26 November 2014

Partnership aims to develop 3D concrete printing in construction

Partnership aims to develop 3D concrete printing in construction

Skanska and Loughborough University have signed a collaboration agreement to develop the use of 3D printing in construction.

Issued on 24 November 2014

Intelligent Energy’s portable hydrogen fuel cell Upp™ launches at Apple Stores across the UK

Intelligent Energy’s portable hydrogen fuel cell Upp™ launches at Apple Stores across the UK

Intelligent Energy Holdings plc – the energy technology group founded on Loughborough University research – has just announced the UK retail launch of Upp.

Issued on 20 November 2014

Unique opportunity to grow your business with government-backed Growth Voucher Programme

Unique opportunity to grow your business with government-backed Growth Voucher Programme

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics is pleased to announce that applications for the Small Business Charter Growth Vouchers Programme are now being sought.

Issued on 13 November 2014

UK experts convene at Loughborough University to engineer our Low Carbon Future

UK experts convene at Loughborough University to engineer our Low Carbon Future

More than 180 leading academics from across the UK gathered at Loughborough University yesterday to participate in a Low Carbon Future Showcase.

Issued on 13 November 2014

Loughborough University in London to host Advanced Propulsion Centre’s first Spoke

Loughborough University in London to host Advanced Propulsion Centre’s first Spoke

Announcement made by Dr Vince Cable MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Issued on 6 November 2014

International award for low cost inflatable baby incubator

International award for low cost inflatable baby incubator

A Loughborough University graduate has won the International James Dyson Award with his life saving low cost inflatable baby incubator for use in the developing world.

Issued on 6 November 2014

National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University becomes ICC-accredited testing centre

National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University becomes ICC-accredited testing centre

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that the National Cricket Performance Centre (NCPC) at Loughborough University has been accredited as an ICC centre for testing suspected illegal bowling actions.

Issued on 23 October 2014

Hydrogen powered cars are coming, says Loughborough University researcher

Hydrogen powered cars are coming, says Loughborough University researcher

Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars in Britain in the near future, according to a Loughborough University researcher.

Issued on 20 October 2014

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics launches Government-backed small business Growth Voucher Scheme

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics launches Government-backed small business Growth Voucher Scheme

The School of Business and Economics has teamed up with the Government’s Growth Voucher programme to help businesses access and pay for the advice they need to grow.

Issued on 16 October 2014

Second run for hugely successful Innovation and Enterprise MOOC

Second run for hugely successful Innovation and Enterprise MOOC

Loughborough’s award-winning free MOOC (massive open online course) in Innovation and Enterprise is to be run for a second time this year.

Issued on 8 October 2014

Loughborough graduate’s anthology now available from Amazon

Loughborough graduate’s anthology now available from Amazon

Loughborough University graduate company The Student Wordsmith’s first anthology – You is for University – is now available to buy via Amazon.

Issued on 7 October 2014

The world’s first self-maintaining tropical fish tank is selected for WIRED2014

The world’s first self-maintaining tropical fish tank is selected for WIRED2014

Loughborough University graduate Suzy Shelley has been chosen to present her fish tank that never needs cleaning or filter changing at WIRED2014, a showcase of the world’s most exciting new technologies.

Issued on 7 October 2014

ATLAS & I goes global

ATLAS & I goes global

Loughborough graduate Sophie Kirkpatrick’s iconic artwork, Traffic Silhouette over a vintage map of central London, is now available to buy as an IKEA poster.

Issued on 3 October 2014

Crowdfunding success for Geco Hub – the stylish way to stop losing things

Crowdfunding success for Geco Hub – the stylish way to stop losing things

Award-winning graduate designer Simon Lyons has raised over £25,000 to take Geco Hub – his fun and colourful storage system – to market.

Issued on 3 September 2014

Intelligent Energy is named most successful company by UK Science Park Association

Intelligent Energy is named most successful company by UK Science Park Association

Intelligent Energy has won the Most Successful Company Award at The United Kingdom Science Park Association 30th Anniversary Summit.

Issued on 11 July 2014

Impressive Stock Exchange debut for Intelligent Energy

Impressive Stock Exchange debut for Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy – the global power technology company founded on Loughborough University research – has launched on the London Stock Exchange.

Issued on 7 July 2014

School of Business and Economics awarded prestigious ‘Small Business Charter Award’

School of Business and Economics awarded prestigious ‘Small Business Charter Award’

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) has been presented with a Small Business Charter (SBC) Award [Silver] at a celebration held at No. 10 Downing Street.

Issued on 13 June 2014

Buckingham Palace invitation for Loughborough innovator

Buckingham Palace invitation for Loughborough innovator

Daniel Elford has been invited to a showcase at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the economic impact of technology in the UK.

Issued on 9 June 2014

Universities and police to work together in new research partnership

Universities and police to work together in new research partnership

A regional partnership to explore how academic research can help inform police practice and policies has been launched at Loughborough University today (Tuesday 3 June).

Issued on 3 June 2014

New plastic will help stop mobile phones overheating, says Loughborough scientist

New plastic will help stop mobile phones overheating, says Loughborough scientist

Problems with overheating mobile phones could be reduced significantly thanks to a plastic being developed by Loughborough University scientists.

Issued on 29 May 2014

Students’ smart UAVs could be ‘future’ for mountain search and rescue

Students’ smart UAVs could be ‘future’ for mountain search and rescue

A group of Loughborough University students have devised a unique ‘swarm’ system using smart unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that could be the future for mountain search and rescue.

Issued on 27 May 2014

Intelligent Energy unveils next generation, integrated and compact fuel cell power unit

Intelligent Energy unveils next generation, integrated and compact fuel cell power unit

Intelligent Energy, the international power technology company founded on Loughborough University research and headquartered at its Science and Enterprise Parks, has introduced its Gen4 air-cooled fuel cell power unit, designed for easy integration into two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles.

Issued on 22 May 2014

University invests £1.5M in advanced propulsion research to advance zero emissions vehicles challenge

University invests £1.5M in advanced propulsion research to advance zero emissions vehicles challenge

Loughborough University is investing £1.5M over five years in strategic research appointments, inspired by the global challenge to develop the new advanced propulsion technologies required for the move to zero emission vehicles.

Issued on 20 May 2014

Loughborough University’s Burleigh Court wins Gold at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014

Loughborough University’s Burleigh Court wins Gold at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014

The Loughborough University-based four star conference centre and hotel Burleigh Court has won Gold in the Large Hotel of the Year category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014.

Issued on 13 May 2014

University’s impact on the world celebrated at Enterprise Awards

University’s impact on the world celebrated at Enterprise Awards

Pioneering noise reduction technology, an app to encourage healthy eating and a celebration of the UK’s thriving animation industry were amongst last night’s winners at Loughborough University’s Enterprise Awards.

Issued on 1 May 2014

Academic’s mobile app for designers attracts world-wide interest

Academic’s mobile app for designers attracts world-wide interest

A mobile app designed by a Loughborough University academic has earned international recognition for its contribution to new product development.

Issued on 30 April 2014

Graduate recruitment made easy

Graduate recruitment made easy

At this time of year, students all over the country are preparing for their finals and looking forward to a proud graduation day. Some will continue with postgraduate studies, but the majority will be hunting for that vital first graduate job.

Issued on 28 April 2014

Loughborough scientists come up with method of reducing solar panel glare

Loughborough scientists come up with method of reducing solar panel glare

The glare from solar farms could be a thing of the past, thanks to scientists at Loughborough University.

Issued on 14 April 2014