Loughborough University


Loughborough University is somewhere anyone can realise their full potential. The atmosphere and team spirit on campus inspire and empower people to achieve extraordinary things.


This progressive and ambitious attitude is reflected in the success we achieve, as one of the top-performing universities in the country. Loughborough University is also a welcoming place where staff and students should feel they can be themselves. Across everything we do, we are working together to create a better future, for everyone.

We are proud to be one of the UK's leading universities 

Loughborough University is a public research university in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. It has been a university since 1966, but it dates back to 1909, when Loughborough Technical Institute began with a focus on skills directly applicable in the wider world. In March 2013, the university announced it had bought the former broadcast centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as a second campus. It belonged to the 1994 Group of smaller research universities until the group dissolved in November 2013. Its annual income for 2020–2021 was £308.9 million, of which £35.5 million was from research grants and contracts.

Creating Better Futures. Together

Creating Better Futures. Together is a bold and ambitious strategy that will guide the University over the next decade. It sets out our purpose, our values and our aims. It articulates our strategic priorities and what we are striving to achieve. It recognises the impact of our actions on the world around us, and reflects the challenges that face us as a society.

The Loughborough Experience

Loughborough University is well known for offering a life-changing experience, both academically and socially. We deliver innovative programmes that span a broad range of disciplines and we equip our students for every aspect of their life and career, by supporting them to gain vital experience and skills. Employers are impressed by the energy, enthusiasm and competitiveness that Loughborough graduates demonstrate.

We are making change happen

At Loughborough we think differently; we challenge convention; we solve problems, and we take action. Through our research we are finding answers, discovering the things that matter and adding to knowledge. Spanning the arts, humanities, business, social sciences, sport, health, science, engineering and mathematics, our research is creating positive change across society.

We integrate innovation to create impact

Innovation is at the heart of all our activities. It enhances our student experience, creates impact from research, and drives regional prosperity through our dynamic innovation community and business base at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP).