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1 September 2006 PR 06/98

Distinguished individual to be honoured at Shanghai ceremony

The Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations will receive an honorary degree from Loughborough University on Sunday (September 3).

Lou Dapeng will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Technology in recognition of his outstanding achievements in athletics and international sports administration.
The ceremony is being held at the Oriental Riverside Hotel in Shanghai, China, and will be attended by Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Shirley Pearce.

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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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