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About Loughborough University

Loughborough is a fantastic place to study and work, boasting unrivalled sporting achievement, internationally acclaimed research and outstanding teaching quality - attributes that helped us to secure the prestigious Sunday Times '2008/2009 University of the Year' award.

Sports Development

Loughborough is the UK’s premier university for sport and is home to Europe’s most extensive sports development program. Its global ambition is to become recognised as the best University for sport in the world.

It is already considered by Lord Coe to have “the best integrated sports development environment in the world” and it hosts many of the country’s leading coaches, performance analysts, sports scientists and support staff.

Leading sports administrators including Lord Seb Coe, (LOCOG) Sir Clive Woodward (BOA), David Collier (ECB) and Roger Draper (LTA) are all alumni.

Today it hosts national performance centres in swimming, athletics, triathlon, men’s artistic gymnastics, cricket and women's football. Netball, hockey and badminton also have a substantial number of international standard athletes based here.

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Sports Technology Institute

The Sports Technology Institute is a £15M venture in partnership with the East Midlands Development Agency, English Institute of Sport, UK Sport and Loughborough University's Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre to boost enterprise in the sport and leisure sector and develop cutting-edge technology to support future British champions.

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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is an amalgamation of two independent outstanding multi-disciplinary departments: Sport and Exercise Sciences and Human Sciences.

The new School has been created to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise between nationally and internationally renowned staff for the teaching of and research into sport, exercise and health disciplines.

The School has a highly regarded record of research, which has influenced policy and practice around the world, in areas such as: human development and ageing; sleep research; work and health; eating behaviour and disorders; sports biomechanics; exercise physiology and nutrition; sport and exercise psychology; sociology of sport; physical education and pedagogy; physical activity and health; and sport management.

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Business School

Recognised internationally by EQUIS accreditation for the excellence of all our activities, the Business School is among just 5% of business schools in the world to have achieved this prestigious accreditation and attracts people from all over the world with a rich variety of business cultures and experiences.

The Business School is frequently regarded as one of the top-ten business schools in the UK. Our teaching is consistently rated as ‘excellent’ and our programmes are informed by world-class research, with 60% of our research rated as 'world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' by the 2008 RAE.The 2008 National Students Survey listed us at 4th in the UK for Management Studies, and joint 5th for Accounting.

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For more information about the wide range of activities and facilities at Loughborough University please visit the University's website.