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Academic’s appeal to Leicestershire leaders over harrowing ‘infanticide’ film

Academic’s appeal to Leicestershire leaders over harrowing ‘infanticide’ film

A Loughborough University academic has appealed to Leicestershire politicians and community leaders to attend a screening of a harrowing documentary which investigates why millions of baby girls are killed every year.

Issued on 30 April 2013

Design graduate is named Best Start up of the Year

Design graduate is named Best Start up of the Year

Asap Water Crafts, an innovative lifesaving product developed by a Loughborough Design graduate, has just been named Best Start-up Business of the Year in the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards, scooping the top prize of £10,000.

Issued on 29 April 2013

Loughborough academic receives esteemed Wolfson Research Merit Award

Loughborough academic receives esteemed Wolfson Research Merit Award

Loughborough University academic and world-leading geographer Professor John Anderson has been appointed a Wolfson Research Merit Award holder by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science.

Issued on 26 April 2013

Loughborough University tops Student Barometer

Loughborough University tops Student Barometer

Loughborough University has been ranked first in the UK by an independent student survey.

Issued on 25 April 2013

University’s impact on the world celebrated at Enterprise Awards

University’s impact on the world celebrated at Enterprise Awards

A new technique to boost engine efficiency, a communication skills breakthrough and the recreation of Richard III’s skeleton with the latest 3D printing techniques were amongst last night’s winners at Loughborough University’s Enterprise Awards.

Issued on 25 April 2013

Student’s leg brace design reaches final of national competition

Student’s leg brace design reaches final of national competition

Loughborough University design student Tom Hamilton has made it to the finals of the prestigious 2013 Design Innovation in Plastics Award, alongside four other entries.

Issued on 25 April 2013

Top of the Bench returns to Loughborough University

Top of the Bench returns to Loughborough University

Young people from across the country came to Loughborough University on Saturday (April 20) to take part in a prestigious national chemistry competition – the second time the campus has hosted the event.

Issued on 23 April 2013

Loughborough rugby players sign professional contracts with Cornish Pirates

Loughborough rugby players sign professional contracts with Cornish Pirates

Rugby Football Union Championship side, Cornish Pirates, have announced the signing of two current Loughborough Students Rugby players to their squad.

Issued on 23 April 2013

Record-breaking Loughborough graduate celebrates success

Record-breaking Loughborough graduate celebrates success

Loughborough University graduate, Becky White, has bounced her way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Issued on 22 April 2013

CommAgility wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

CommAgility wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

CommAgility announced today that it has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The wireless technology company, based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, received the award for International Trade, in recognition of its success in selling to overseas markets. From 2010 to 2012, CommAgility’s export sales grew by 51%.

Issued on 22 April 2013

Loughborough University technician scoops national award

Loughborough University technician scoops national award

A technician from the University’s Loughborough Design School has won a national award in recognition of his support of students and colleagues.

Issued on 19 April 2013

CT Catapult and Loughborough University join forces to tackle one of the cell therapy industry's major challenges

CT Catapult and Loughborough University join forces to tackle one of the cell therapy industry's major challenges

The Cell Therapy Catapult, which is focused on the development of the UK cell therapy industry to increase the nation's health and wealth, has joined forces with Loughborough University to work together on innovative manufacturing.

Issued on 18 April 2013

Marathon running all in the genes, say Loughborough scientists

Marathon running all in the genes, say Loughborough scientists

Some people will never make good marathon runners because of their genes, according to Loughborough University scientists.

Issued on 17 April 2013

Launch event to champion experience driven design

Launch event to champion experience driven design

Loughborough University and the international innovation agency DesignThinkers Group will be celebrating the launch of a new UK chapter of the Design and Emotion Society in May.

Issued on 9 April 2013

University academic develops improvement benchmark for sporting organisations

University academic develops improvement benchmark for sporting organisations

A Loughborough University academic is taking the lead in developing a toolkit to support international sporting federations improve their governance and accountability.

Issued on 8 April 2013

Graduate’s cleantech firm to convert runners’ footsteps into electricity at Paris Marathon

Graduate’s cleantech firm to convert runners’ footsteps into electricity at Paris Marathon

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has commissioned Pavegen, the award-winning cleantech firm founded by a Loughborough University graduate, to capture the kinetic energy generated at the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon on Sunday 7 April. This will be the largest ever install of Pavegen Systems’ unique technology; comprising over 25 metres of energy harvesting tiles on the runner’s course, spectator-viewing platforms, and at other key points along the route.

Issued on 5 April 2013

Loughborough University Police livery design a global success

Loughborough University Police livery design a global success

Ergonomists from Loughborough University’s Design School have won a prestigious award for their development of the UK’s first nation-wide unified livery for police vehicles.

Issued on 4 April 2013

Geography duo receive prestigious award for work on internationalising UK students

Geography duo receive prestigious award for work on internationalising UK students

Loughborough University academics Michael Hoyler and Dr Heike Jöns have been chosen for a prestigious award to develop their work on internationalising UK students through migrant academic staff.

Issued on 3 April 2013

Intelligent Energy reports highest power densities yet for automatic fuel cells

Intelligent Energy reports highest power densities yet for automatic fuel cells

Intelligent Energy, the global power technology company founded on Loughborough University research, has just announced that its proprietary fuel cell technology is providing leading levels of power output and performance for a number of its automotive customers, with the company’s fuel cell stacks demonstrating continuous volumetric and gravimetric power densities of 3.7 kW/L and 2.5 kW/kg, respectively.

Issued on 3 April 2013

Top European Union post for Loughborough academic

Top European Union post for Loughborough academic

Loughborough University’s Professor David T Llewellyn has been appointed Chair of the European Banking Authority’s influential Banking Stakeholder Group.

Issued on 3 April 2013