Loughborough University named the world’s top sporting university

Loughborough University has been named the best sporting university in the world, according to the global QS higher education league table.

For the first time in their history, QS World University Rankings have included a list of the world’s best places to study sport-related subjects, and Loughborough University has ranked joint-first with the University of Sydney, Australia. 

The new sport ranking is based on surveying academic staff that declare a speciality in the subject, and employers who seek to employ graduates that specialize in the discipline. It is also based on research output and impact, with both citations and paper output measured over a five-year period.

Professor Mark Lewis, Dean of Loughborough’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences said: “It is fantastic to see our University’s expertise in this area recognised on a global stage. To be named ‘best in the world’ is testament to the high quality research we undertake and the high calibre of graduates we produce.”

Ben Sowter, Head of Research at QS, added: “Loughborough University, of course, has an outstanding reputation as a producer of elite sportspeople – but this year’s inaugural ranking demonstrates that prospective sporting students will receive an education as noteworthy for its theoretical focus as for its practical.”

Loughborough has also been ranked in the global top-50 for other subjects, including 39th in the world for Communication and Media Studies.

The full QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 tables can be found here

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.