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26 September 2006 PR 06/108

World honour for Loughborough University academic

An article written by a Loughborough University academic has received international recognition by some of the world’s leading management experts.

Dr Andrew Dainty from the Department of Civil and Building Engineering has been awarded a ‘Citation of Excellence’ by Emerald, a leading English language publisher of academic and professional literature in the fields of management and library and information management.

Each year Emerald selects some of the world’s top names in management to independently judge articles from the top 400 international management journals. Just 50 of the 15,000 papers assessed are singled out by the panel for a special ‘Citation of Excellence’ award, the highest award that Emerald bestows.

The prestigious honour was awarded to Dr Dainty in recognition of an article he co-authored, entitled ‘What makes a good project manager?’ The paper was published in the Human Resource Management journal. It was based on a study carried out within the University’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre.

Speaking about the award Dr Dainty said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Citation of Excellence. It is a great honour to know that some of the world’s top experts rated the paper so highly. I am particularly pleased that work carried out within an engineering department has resonated so strongly with such a prestigious panel of management experts.”

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Notes to editors

  1. The co-authors of the winning paper were Mei-I Cheng and D R Moore.
  2. Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place it in the top flight of UK universities; the National Student Survey ranked Loughborough equal first among full-time students; and industry highlights the University in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 40% of Loughborough’s income is for research, and 60% for teaching. The University has been awarded five Queen's Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; for pioneering research in optical engineering; for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development; and for its outstanding work in evaluating and helping to develop social policy-related programmes.

    In 2006 Loughborough celebrates the 40th anniversary of its University Charter, awarded on 19 April 1966 in recognition of the excellence achieved by Loughborough College of Advanced Technology and its predecessor Colleges. Loughborough University of Technology was renamed Loughborough University in 1996.

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