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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

£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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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