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Loughborough University

About Loughborough

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  • Loughborough is a town in the county of Leicestershire, central England. It is situated near the River Soar and on the Loughborough Canal, 11 miles (17 km) north-northwest of Leicester.
  • Historically the knitwear industry was important to the local economy. Loughborough is the market centre of a fertile agricultural district, and its main industries include electrical engineering, bell founding, and hosiery manufacture.
  • The Loughborough College of Technology became the nucleus of a new university in 1966.

Loughborough University Facts

  • Loughborough University has the largest single-site green campus in the UK and is situated in the county of Leicestershire.
  • Founded in 1909 as a small Technical Institute offering courses in technical subjects, science and art, it now has 19 different schools and departments. It was awarded its Charter in 1966 making it the Loughborough University of Technology before assuming its current name in 1996.
  • Despite a clear technological history, it is impossible to talk about Loughborough University without mentioning sport. It is both nationally and internationally recognised for its excellence in this department.
  • As well as acting as the official preparation camp for Team GB in the 2012 London Olympics, past and present Loughborough students accumulated a total of 35 medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games (if it had been classed as a country in its own right, Loughborough would have finished 11th in the 2012 medal table).
  • The university’s outstanding sporting facilities come complete with an indoor athletics centre, an outdoor stadium and a 50m swimming pool.
  • With the launch of Loughborough University London, the institutions has increased its postgraduate presence with a campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.


Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, United Kingdom

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