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19 Sep 2013

University to launch new Centre for Information Management

Director of the Centre for Information Management Professor Tom Jackson. Image: Andrew Weekes Photography

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

Part of the School of Business and Economics, the Centre will focus its research on big data, social media, cloud and mobile-based services and the effective management of these information and knowledge assets.

It brings together an outstanding team of academics who are already leaders in their field, having undertaken national and international research for both the public and private sector including the NHS, Leicestershire Police and Jaguar Land Rover.

The Centre Director is Professor Tom Jackson, whose work on email use and extracting geographically mapped emotions from social media has already attracted international interest.

He said: “We live in an information rich society, and how this information is managed is vital. Through the CIM we want to evidence the significance and value of information, challenge thinking and practice around information management and improve performance through analysis, interpretation and judgment of information.

“This is an exciting time for the Centre for Information Management as we embark on transforming the digital world.”

At the launch academics from the Centre will showcase their latest research projects, and there will be a keynote address from Robert Galliers, a distinguished Professor in Information Systems at Bentley University, Boston, who has recently been awarded the Association for Information Systems lifetime achievement award.

For further information about the launch event or to book a place please email Ruth Cufflin at R.Cufflin@lboro.ac.uk.

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Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 13/173

oughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. It has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league, and in recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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