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9 Oct 2014

Loughborough rises to 13th in Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’

Loughborough has climbed three places to 13th in the seventh annual Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’, which is published today (9 October).

The ‘Table of Tables’ ranks the UK’s top 30 universities based on the combined results of the three main domestic university league tables – the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, The Guardian University Guide, and the Complete University Guide – to provide a snapshot of how universities are viewed by national newspapers.

Loughborough is ranked ahead of two thirds of the 24 universities that comprise the Russell Group, placing it firmly among the UK’s higher education elite.

Loughborough University has performed well in each of the national league tables published this year. It leapt to 13th place out of the UK’s 123 universities, and was shortlisted for the coveted title of University of the Year, in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, and was ranked 13th and 15th respectively in The Complete University Guide 2015 and The Guardian University Guide.

“Our performance in this year’s league tables is recognition of the breadth of Loughborough’s strengths and our excellence right across the board,” says the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison.

“It reflects the quality of education we offer, our world-class research and innovation, and the exceptional all-round student experience we provide at the University.”

Loughborough is now the East Midlands’ top university according to all three national university rankings.

This year Loughborough also achieved a five-star rating in the international QS Stars scheme, putting it alongside some of the very best universities in the world.

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR14/181

Loughborough 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 has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is ranked in the top fifteen of UK universities and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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