Communication and culture
Loughborough’s research in political communication, language and social interaction, media, memory and history engages with a world marked by a global pandemic, structural inequalities, and major challenges to liberal democracy. Rated world-leading in 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
Communications research at Loughborough began in the late 1980s and has been consistently characterised by a distinctive multi-scale, interdisciplinary approach, ranging from the micro-dynamics of interpersonal interaction rooted in social psychology to the macro-dynamics of mediated communication and culture grounded in political science and sociology.
Our collective research expertise spans five thematic areas which respond to the most important and emerging challenges facing contemporary society.
We collaborate globally with leading universities, major companies, and other high-profile stakeholders including major policy and industry players such as UNICEF, Council of Europe, Ofcom, European Broadcasting Union, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Modern, and the British Museum.
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The Loughborough Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CCRC) and London Institute for Media and Creative Industries (IMCI) host vibrant event programmes featuring national and international conferences, workshops and seminars to showcase research in communication and culture. IMCI events are listed on the Loughborough University London events page.