No.1 in the World

Loughborough University has been ranked number 1 in the world for sport-related subjects for the last six 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 six 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

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Dr Andrew MacFarlane, QS Rankings Manager, added: “Loughborough University holds onto the coveted top spot again in this year’s ranking of Sports-related subjects. With 70% of this subject ranking coming from reputation, it is clear that Loughborough has made a sustained impact both in academia and industry for this field.

“Researchers at Loughborough have also been highly cited in areas such as child health outcomes, professional athletics and sports innovation. Furthermore, with over 50% of their research conducted with international research partners, we can see that they excel in working cooperatively and across borders to solve some of the leading sports-related research questions.”