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10 August 2010 | PR 10/124

School of Business and Economics launched

Loughborough University has officially launched the School of Business and Economics, in a move that will help to strengthen its position as an international leader in research and teaching across management, business and economics.

The new School brings together the portfolio of activity previously managed by the Business School, the Department of Economics, and the Professional and Management Development Centre,

The School is led by Professor Angus Laing, Dean of Business and Economics. 

He said:“Loughborough is operating at the cutting edge of academic research in key areas such as Microeconomics, Human Resource Management and Marketing, but our work is also intimately connected to the world of practice, having a direct impact on business and industry managers, policy makers and global organisations.

“This formation of the new School will help us to consolidate our position as one of the leading institutions across these areas.”

For further information about the School of Business and Economics, including undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities, visit www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe

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Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport 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 has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

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.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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