Postgraduate study

Our pioneering partnerships

We are immensely proud of our many long-standing partnerships with business, industry, other institutions, and the public sector: sharing our resources and expertise with others and collaborating towards a common goal. As a doctoral research student at Loughborough, you can take advantage of these partnerships by building links with employers, as well as benefiting from the knowledge and real-world insight from leading organisations in your field.

Here are just a few examples of how we work with other world-leading organisations for the benefit of industry, society, and of course, our students.

Pioneering partnerships: The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC)

The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) at Loughborough University represents a pioneering partnership between academia and industry, and was established to develop new and enhanced technologies for gas turbine engines.

Since the launch, the UTC at Loughborough has experienced outstanding growth and now boasts a wealth of cutting edge laboratories and test facilities, with an annual research income in excess of £2.5 million.

Led by Professor Jon Carrotte, the UTC’s team of researchers have over 90 years of combined experience. The team have supervised over 50 PhD candidates through to completion, published 200 journal publications, over 260 conference papers and received the award of numerous worldwide patents.

Working together: The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands (NCSEM-EM)

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands (NCSEM-EM) is one of three constituent centres providing a brand new model in healthcare delivery, allowing academics to work in close collaboration with clinicians and the public.

The NCSEM-EM is a joint initiative between Loughborough University, the universities of Nottingham and Leicester, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The Centre brings together experts from around the region who specialise in conditions such as chronic disease, sports injuries and musculoskeletal health. These experts work together to treat and prevent injuries caused by exercise and to tackle conditions associated with a lack of exercise. They also contribute to the ‘exercise is medicine’ agenda – helping those with diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alzheimer’s and Osteoarthritis to alleviate their symptoms through exercise and enjoy a better quality of life.