Loughborough Rated as Outstanding Global University for Sport Science

Loughborough University has been ranked as one of the Outstanding Global Universities for Sport Science in a new report published by the University of Tsukuba in Japan.

‘World University Comparisons in Sport Sciences, Physical Education and Kinesiology 2015’ aims to evaluate, for the first time, the quality and impact of teaching, research and competitive sports provided in these subject areas by universities around the world.

Loughborough was named as an Outstanding Global University for its teaching capacity and research capability, and was one of just three to top the overall Outstanding Global University ranking.

The report confirms Loughborough’s standing as a world-leader in research, education and the management of sport, exercise and health sciences, which is delivered across the University – in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, the Wolfson School, the School of Business and Economics and the Sports Development Centre.

Thomson Reuters, the independent data compiler for the report, collated an initial longlist of universities around the world that scored highly in one or more of the metrics considered to be indicators of ‘world-class’ performance across research, teaching and competitive sport.

From this they compiled a shortlist of the best performing universities, with Loughborough named as one of just three overall Outstanding Global Universities in the report.

Further information about the methodology used to compile the report is available online.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.