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2013 news archive

Loughborough academic steers creation of new BSI standard

Loughborough academic steers creation of new BSI standard

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched a new standard that can help reduce waste in the early stages of building or refurbishment projects.

Issued on 3 September 2013

Intimacy explored in new book

Intimacy explored in new book

The subject of intimacy is explored in a new book – Scenes of Intimacy - edited by Loughborough University academic, Jennifer Cooke.

Issued on 3 September 2013

World’s first liquid air engine commercial vehicle demonstration secures Government funding

World’s first liquid air engine commercial vehicle demonstration secures Government funding

A consortium of the Dearman Engine Company (DEC), Loughborough University, MIRA and Air Products has won funding from the Technology Strategy Board to build and test a liquid air engine fitted in a commercial vehicle.

Issued on 4 September 2013

Loughborough graduate company launches super-cool venture

Loughborough graduate company launches super-cool venture

Loughborough University graduate company TOMS Fudge are expanding their popular range of indulgent treats and venturing into new gourmet territory by adding ice cream to their menu.

Issued on 5 September 2013

Project seeks to educate the educators about engineering for the developing world

Project seeks to educate the educators about engineering for the developing world

Loughborough University academics are part of a unique European-wide project to teach the next generation of engineers about the needs of people living in the developing world.

Issued on 5 September 2013

Loughborough leads the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry

Loughborough leads the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry

HPC Midlands, a supercomputing facility based at Loughborough University’s Science and Enterprise Park, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education Award.

Issued on 5 September 2013

New community warden announced for Loughborough University

New community warden announced for Loughborough University

The University is pleased to announce the appointment of Ally McDonald as its new community warden.

Issued on 9 September 2013

Loughborough University to play key role in the ‘industrial revolution’ for regenerative medicine

Loughborough University to play key role in the ‘industrial revolution’ for regenerative medicine

Three UK Research Councils are to invest £25m in research and equipment to support the development of regenerative medicine therapies for a range of applications, including Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease, wound and musculoskeletal repair, eye disorders and deafness.

Issued on 9 September 2013

Identity research on show at Science Festival

Identity research on show at Science Festival

A Loughborough University-led project on identity management is being showcased this week as part of the British Science Festival.

Issued on 10 September 2013

Art collaboration will celebrate King Richard III

Art collaboration will celebrate King Richard III

Loughborough’s University Director of Arts, Nick Slater is part of the project team looking to commission a work of art for Leicester City centre.

Issued on 10 September 2013

Loughborough rated top for sport in Which? Student survey

Loughborough rated top for sport in Which? Student survey

Loughborough’s position as the best university for sport has been underlined by the latest Which? University student survey, published today (11 September 2013).

Issued on 11 September 2013

Loughborough expert contributes to national fresh water report

Loughborough expert contributes to national fresh water report

A Loughborough geographer has helped the research partnership Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) develop a report on the effect of climate change on fresh water in the UK.

Issued on 12 September 2013

Does being overweight inhibit muscle growth?

Does being overweight inhibit muscle growth?

Scientists at Loughborough University are hoping to discover whether being overweight impacts on an individual’s ability to grow muscle.

Issued on 12 September 2013

Young carer expert calls for new approach to mental health care

Young carer expert calls for new approach to mental health care

A Loughborough professor has urged health and social care providers to recognise the needs of children and families as part of a wider care package for patients with mental ill health.

Issued on 13 September 2013

Events will honour memory of Bill Overton

Events will honour memory of Bill Overton

A series of events will take place at Loughborough University this week in memory of Professor Bill Overton.

Issued on 27 September 2013

Loughborough previews courses it will offer as part of FutureLearn

Loughborough previews courses it will offer as part of FutureLearn

Loughborough University has revealed a taster of the courses it will offer as part of FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), which launches today (18 September).

Issued on 18 September 2013

University to launch new Centre for Information Management

University to launch new Centre for Information Management

Loughborough University’s new Centre for Information Management (CIM) is being officially launched at the campus on Wednesday 25th September.

Issued on 19 September 2013

Philippine national football squad trains at Loughborough

Philippine national football squad trains at Loughborough

Loughborough University has played host to the Philippine Under 11 boys’ football team, and supported their long term goal of qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Under 17 World Cup.

Issued on 20 September 2013

Loughborough University applies to be a ‘Team Base’ for Rugby World Cup 2015

Loughborough University applies to be a ‘Team Base’ for Rugby World Cup 2015

Organisers of the Rugby World Cup 2015 have visited Loughborough University to see first-hand the facilities on campus which have attracted some the biggest names in sport.

Issued on 23 September 2013

Top historian in town for lecture on local-born politician-historian Macaulay

Top historian in town for lecture on local-born politician-historian Macaulay

One of the country’s top historians Sir Christopher Bayly will deliver a talk on Lord Macaulay at Macaulay’s birthplace Rothley Court next month (24 October).

Issued on 24 September 2013

"Invest to save" in support care and keep families together, local authorities urged

Local authorities in the UK should invest in support care schemes as a cost-effective way of supporting families and keeping children out of more expensive full-time care, the Fostering Network is urging today.

Issued on 25 September 2013

Loughborough University launches publishing company

Loughborough University launches publishing company

Enterprising students and staff from Loughborough University have launched Lamplight Press, a brand new publishing company.

Issued on 25 September 2013

Sport science uncovered at Natural History Museum

Sport science uncovered at Natural History Museum

Loughborough’s sport scientists will be showcasing their latest research at the Natural History Museum’s Science Uncovered event this Friday (27 September).

Issued on 26 September 2013

MIT graduate entrepreneur inspired by University’s Sports Technology Institute

MIT graduate entrepreneur inspired by University’s Sports Technology Institute

One of the founders of new clothing company revolutionising professional work wear has credited his time at Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute as a major driving force in developing his business ideas.

Issued on 26 September 2013

Partnership will help make Britain’s homes more energy efficient

Partnership will help make Britain’s homes more energy efficient

Loughborough University is part of a new partnership aiming to drive energy efficiency refurbishment in homes across Britain.

Issued on 26 September 2013

Loughborough named University of the Year for Sport

Loughborough named University of the Year for Sport

Loughborough has been named University of the Year for Sport by The Times Good University Guide 2014.

Issued on 27 September 2013

Loughborough ranked 2nd in ‘quality of life’ survey

Loughborough ranked 2nd in ‘quality of life’ survey

Loughborough University has been ranked second in a student quality of life survey of 91 UK universities.

Issued on 30 September 2013