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Loughborough climbs to 5th place in 2019 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019, marking a tremendous year for the University.

The 2019 ‘Table of Tables’ ranks the UK’s top 30 universities based on the combined results of the three main domestic university league tables – the Times and Sunday Times Good University GuideThe Guardian University Guide, and the Complete University Guide – to provide a snapshot of how universities are viewed by national newspapers.

Loughborough is in the top ten of every national university league table, as well as being ranked first in the Midlands. It was named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019; the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018 University of the Year; and best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the global 2018 QS higher education league table for the second year running.

Speaking about Loughborough’s performance in the 2019 ‘Table of Tables’, the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said: “Our 5th place ranking in the ‘Table of Tables’ tops off another incredible year for Loughborough.

“The University is going from strength to strength, which is down to the dedication and hard work of staff and students across our campuses and the Students’ Union. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved.”

The full ‘Table of Tables’ is as follows:

Institution

Ranking

University of Cambridge

1

University of Oxford

2

University of St Andrews

3

Imperial College London

4

Loughborough University

5

Durham University

6

Lancaster University

7

University of Warwick

8=

London School of Economics and Political Science

8=

UCL

10

University of Bath

11

University of Leeds

12

University of Exeter

13

University of East Anglia

14

University of Birmingham

15

University of Nottingham

16

University of Bristol

17

University of York

18

University of Southampton

19

University of Surrey

20

University of Glasgow

21

University of Manchester

22

Newcastle University

23

Coventry University

24

Nottingham Trent University

25

University of Edinburgh

26

University of Sussex

27

Royal Holloway, University of London

28

Lincoln University

29

University of Aberdeen

30

 

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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 has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.

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