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 (archived 28 April 2022), 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 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

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.