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Loughborough University unveils breakthrough technology with potential to revolutionise the global rail industry

Loughborough University unveils breakthrough technology with potential to revolutionise the global rail industry

A failsafe track switch designed to eradicate a 200-year-old problem on the railway has been created by engineers at Loughborough University.

Issued on 9 September 2015

Loughborough shortlisted for Times Higher Education ‘University of the Year’

Loughborough shortlisted for Times Higher Education ‘University of the Year’

The University has also been shortlisted in the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ category.

Issued on 3 September 2015

Loughborough hosts global urban research conference

Loughborough hosts global urban research conference

Loughborough University is set to host over 60 academics for a global urban research conference starting today (Monday 7 September).

Issued on 7 September 2015

Low-income parents will both have to work full time for a decent standard of living by 2020

Low-income parents will both have to work full time for a decent standard of living by 2020

Parents on low incomes will both have to work full time over the next five years in order to provide themselves with a minimum standard of living, a new report reveals.

Issued on 7 September 2015

Bounce-a-thon world record attempt at Loughborough University

Bounce-a-thon world record attempt at Loughborough University

Loughborough University will be the location for a world record attempt this week.

Issued on 7 September 2015

Graduates launch first British snowboarding and ski brand for women

Graduates launch first British snowboarding and ski brand for women

Loughborough Alumnus Susie Beere and Sophie Kelly are set to launch Snooks, the first British snowboarding and ski brand designed specifically for women.

Issued on 7 September 2015

Loughborough Rugby to take on University of Queensland

Loughborough Rugby to take on University of Queensland

Loughborough University is to continue its World Varsity Series with a rugby union fixture against the University of Queensland on Wednesday 30th September.

Issued on 8 September 2015

London parents risk little or no gain from working more hours

London parents risk little or no gain from working more hours

London childcare costs leave many parents on the minimum wage little or no better off for working more, a new report warns.

Issued on 8 September 2015

Loughborough to host 2016 School Games

Loughborough to host 2016 School Games

Loughborough University is delighted that it has been chosen to host the 2016 School Games National Finals after a competitive bidding process.

Issued on 8 September 2015

Loughborough neighbourhoods are safest out of region's universities

Loughborough neighbourhoods are safest out of region's universities

Loughborough University is located in the safest neighbourhood out of all the universities in the East Midlands new data has found.

Issued on 9 September 2015

Loughborough academics help unearth mystery of new species of human relative

Loughborough academics help unearth mystery of new species of human relative

Two of Loughborough University’s growth experts are amongst an international team of scientists studying a new species of human relative discovered in a South African cave.

Issued on 10 September 2015

Hopping could reduce fracture risk for older people

Hopping could reduce fracture risk for older people

Just two minutes of hopping a day can strengthen hip bones in older men and reduce the risk of fracture after a fall, a Loughborough University-led study has found.

Issued on 10 September 2015

Loughborough Rugby launch new 3G pitch

Loughborough Rugby launch new 3G pitch

Loughborough Students Rugby Football Club’s (LSRFC) chances of improving on last season’s 12th place finish in National League 1 have been given a timely boost with the installation of a stunning new artificial playing surface on their first XV pitch.

Issued on 10 September 2015

Love your trainers? Collaboration on cutting-edge technology could transform global manufacturing of footwear parts

Love your trainers? Collaboration on cutting-edge technology could transform global manufacturing of footwear parts

The materials research team from Loughborough University has partnered with global footwear structural component suppliers Texon to bring significant benefits to the modern footwear industry.

Issued on 14 September 2015

Can sport play a role in dealing with the European migration crisis?

Can sport play a role in dealing with the European migration crisis?

With the 2015 European migrant crisis escalating on an almost daily basis, the European Parliament has commissioned Loughborough University’s Professor Ian Henry to report on 'the role of sport in fostering open and inclusive societies’.

Issued on 15 September 2015

Loughborough University helping to shape the future of hockey

Loughborough University helping to shape the future of hockey

Loughborough University has been working with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) over the past two days on Project HG, which aims to continue the evolution of Hockey5s, a short-form version of the game.

Issued on 16 September 2015

Using ‘Human Factors & Ergonomics’ to improve patient safety

Using ‘Human Factors & Ergonomics’ to improve patient safety

A Loughborough University professor is working with Health Education England to develop recommendations to improve NHS patient safety.

Issued on 16 September 2015

Loughborough hosts world-leading academics for major EU-funded research and innovation partnership project

Loughborough hosts world-leading academics for major EU-funded research and innovation partnership project

Senior academics from the EU and India will be on campus for two days next week as part of a major new research project, REINVEST.

Issued on 17 September 2015

Team resilience the key as England kick off home Rugby World Cup

Team resilience the key as England kick off home Rugby World Cup

With England kicking off the 2015 Rugby World Cup at Twickenham this evening (Friday 18th September), sport psychologists at Loughborough University have studied the processes of team resilience shown by a World Cup winning team.

Issued on 18 September 2015

Loughborough retains its 13th place ranking in Times Good University Guide 2016

Loughborough retains its 13th place ranking in Times Good University Guide 2016

Loughborough University has maintained its position as one of the country’s leading higher education institutions, holding onto its 13th place out of 123 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

Issued on 18 September 2015

Loughborough University London scholarships awarded to East London graduates

Loughborough University London scholarships awarded to East London graduates

Ten East London graduates have received full scholarships to study at Loughborough University London, which opens its doors to its first intake of students this month.

Issued on 18 September 2015

Loughborough remains top in the 2015 Lloyds Bank Student Life Survey

Loughborough remains top in the 2015 Lloyds Bank Student Life Survey

For the second year running Loughborough University has come out on top in the Lloyds Bank Student Life Survey.

Issued on 19 September 2015

Loughborough University community warden scheme expanded

Loughborough University community warden scheme expanded

Loughborough University’s pioneering community warden scheme has been expanded in time for the start of the academic year.

Issued on 21 September 2015

Registration begins at Loughborough University London

Registration begins at Loughborough University London

Loughborough University welcomed its first students onto its London campus this morning as registration opened at Loughborough University London.

Issued on 21 September 2015

Fifth annual conference provides insight into responsible sourcing in the construction industry

Fifth annual conference provides insight into responsible sourcing in the construction industry

Loughborough University and the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) have announced their fifth annual conference providing an insight into innovative tools and guidance used for responsible sourcing in the construction industry.

Issued on 22 September 2015

Study shows Cycle Network gets people on their bikes

Study shows Cycle Network gets people on their bikes

The National Cycle Network is encouraging more people to cycle more often according to figures unveiled by Loughborough University researchers.

Issued on 22 September 2015

Welcome to new and returning Loughborough University students

Welcome to new and returning Loughborough University students

Loughborough University together with Leicestershire Police and Charnwood Borough Council are joining forces to welcome new and returning students to Loughborough.

Issued on 22 September 2015

Loughborough University’s first postgraduate facility to open this month

Loughborough University’s first postgraduate facility to open this month

The redevelopment of the Angela Marmont building is now complete, transforming it into the University’s first ever dedicated postgraduate facility.

Issued on 22 September 2015

Loughborough University project supports visionary research-based artwork

Loughborough University project supports visionary research-based artwork

Loughborough University’s Creative Outreach Resource Efficiency (CORE) project has provided the impetus for the development of a brand new research-based artwork, due to go on display this weekend.

Issued on 24 September 2015

Loughborough Lightning tickets go on sale

Loughborough Lightning tickets go on sale

With just over three months to go until the Vitality Netball Superleague gets underway, Loughborough Lightning are pleased to announce that tickets for all 2016 fixtures are now on sale.

Issued on 23 September 2015

Loughborough University part of new enterprise zone bid

Loughborough University part of new enterprise zone bid

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks are at the heart of a new Enterprise Zone (EZ) bid which will make Leicestershire a magnet for science, innovation and hi-tech manufacturing companies looking for research facilities and industrial and office space to base and expand their business.

Issued on 23 September 2015

Immersive 3D training experience unveiled with potential to transform the chemical engineering industry

Immersive 3D training experience unveiled with potential to transform the chemical engineering industry

A Loughborough University computer science expert has collaborated with BP on an immersive training experience that enables safety-critical tasks to be rehearsed in a simulated environment.

Issued on 23 September 2015

LU Arts welcome staff, students and community to Market Town events

LU Arts welcome staff, students and community to Market Town events

LU Arts is running a number of events for staff, students and members of the community to get involved in this month.

Issued on 23 September 2015

Peter Keen to join Lawn Tennis Association as interim Performance Director

Peter Keen to join Lawn Tennis Association as interim Performance Director

Peter Keen, Loughborough University’s Director of Sport Advancement and Strategy, has been seconded by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) as interim Performance Director.

Issued on 24 September 2015

Whole Earth exhibition to debut at Loughborough University next week

Whole Earth exhibition to debut at Loughborough University next week

The WHOLE EARTH? exhibition, organised by the Hard Rain Project and National Union of Students, will be exhibited at Loughborough University next week.

Issued on 28 September 2015

Report advises on reducing unplanned hospital admissions for the over-85s

Report advises on reducing unplanned hospital admissions for the over-85s

A Loughborough academic has contributed to a national report that concludes better integration of healthcare and community services is vital to slow the rate of unplanned hospital admissions of people aged 85 and over.

Issued on 28 September 2015

Loughborough University's Advanced Technology Innovation Centre welcomes new tenants

Loughborough University's Advanced Technology Innovation Centre welcomes new tenants

A key handover event to mark the opening of Loughborough University’s Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) and welcome its new tenants took place last week.

Issued on 28 September 2015

England star Jade Clarke returns to Loughborough Lightning

Loughborough Lightning is delighted to welcome home Jade Clarke after five years playing netball in the Southern Hemisphere.

Issued on 29 September 2015

Rapid diagnosis of a range of health conditions is just a breath away

Rapid diagnosis of a range of health conditions is just a breath away

A new centre launched tomorrow (Friday 2 October) is the base for a team of scientists developing breath analysis tests that could help in the rapid diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions including cancers, respiratory infections and diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Issued on 1 October 2015