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16 December 2009 | PR 09/176

New Dean of the Business School and Economics appointed

Angus Laing

Angus Laing.

Angus Laing has been appointed to the new position of Dean of the Business School and Economics at Loughborough University.

As Dean he will lead the implementation of an ambitious strategy to further enhance the national and international profile of the Business School and Economics and strengthen their position as leaders in their field.

Angus is currently Professor of Management and Head of School of the University of Glasgow Business School, and has previously held the Beneficial Bank Chair of Marketing at the Open University Business School where he was Director of Research.

At Glasgow he played a leading role in securing accreditation by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for the School, developing a network of international partnerships, and building links with communities of practice.

His research interests centre on the consumption and delivery of professional services in contemporary societies.

Commenting on his new appointment, Angus said: “The Business School and Economics have been at the heart of Loughborough University for many years. I am delighted to have been invited to lead the further development of these key parts of the University’s portfolio.

“I am very much looking forward to working with new colleagues and exploring how we can together take forward the University’s ambitions in this area.”

Angus will take up his new position at Loughborough with effect from 1 March 2010.

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Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2009 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, and was named winner of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Times Higher award for the UK’s Best Student Experience. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prize.

It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research-intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

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