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University presented with Seventh Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Photo: Andrew weekes Photography

Photo: Andrew Weekes Photography

Loughborough University has today (27 February) been presented with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education by Her Majesty The Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. It is the seventh time the award has been bestowed on Loughborough – an achievement bettered only by the University of Oxford.

This latest award recognises Loughborough University’s impact through research and skills development in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) to create economic growth. Loughborough is an acknowledged leader in the field of HVM. Its renowned Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering makes an important contribution to the health of manufacturing in the UK, helping to support economic growth and create new jobs.

Over 500 national and international organisations work in partnership with the University on projects and ideas that enable the rapid development of better products, translating cutting-edge research into practical benefit.

Through its academic degree programmes and professional short courses, Loughborough also supplies industry with highly qualified and skilled engineers, who are crucial to the continued growth of HVM.

The official presentation was made to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison.

“It was a great honour to be presented with this very prestigious award, which acknowledges Loughborough’s sustained contribution to High Value Manufacturing through our pioneering research and innovation and high-quality teaching,” said Professor Allison.