Minister for Universities, Science and Cities visits Loughborough campus
The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP visited Loughborough University today (Thursday 5 March).
Mr Clark was welcomed by staff and students at the internationally acclaimed Loughborough Design School.
After being taken on a tour of the building he met members of The Studio, which helps Loughborough graduates transform their business ideas into commercial success stories.
Mr Clark then visited Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks – one of the UK’s largest – which received £2 million Government funding in 2014 as part of the City Deal. Whilst there he was able to view progress on the new Advanced Technology Innovations Centre, currently under construction.
To end his visit to the campus he went to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). The ETI is a public-private partnership focused on the acceleration of the development of affordable, secure and sustainable technologies that will help the UK meet its long term emission reductions targets. It is hosted by the universities of Loughborough, Birmingham and Nottingham as part of the Midlands Energy Consortium.
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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 consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ 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.