No.1 in the World

Loughborough University has been ranked number 1 in the world for sport-related subjects for the last eight years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The QS ranking is based on surveying academic staff that declare a speciality in the subject area, and employers who seek to employ graduates that specialise in the discipline. It is also based on research output and impact, with both citations and paper output measured over a five-year period.

The University has taken the title ever since it was launched by QS in 2017, a testament to its outstanding regard among the world’s academic community.

“To be crowned best in the world for sports-related subjects for eight years running is a truly incredible achievement. It is again down to the hard-work and talent of our internationally-leading academic community that we continue to be the very best in the world and I am immensely proud.”

Professor Mark Lewis Dean of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

A monumental achievement

Ben Sowter, QS Senior Vice President, added: “Being named the best in the world for sport-related subjects for the eighth consecutive year is a monumental achievement for Loughborough University. 

“This unparalleled streak not only highlights the University's unwavering commitment to excellence in sports education and research, but also further cements its position as a global leader in the field.

"It's a testament to the hard work and dedication of the faculty, staff, and students, as well as industry partners and sports champions and mentors, who have contributed to maintaining such high standards of education and innovation in sports.”