Vice-Chancellor to receive international leadership award
Loughborough University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, is to receive an international award in recognition of his outstanding leadership.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announced yesterday that Professor Allison will be presented with its prestigious Leadership Award at its annual conference in August.
Speaking about his selection for the honour, the CASE award judges said: “We know that a critical success factor in institutional success in advancement is the approach and involvement of its leader – VC Bob is an exemplar.”
Professor Allison – or VC Bob, as he is known to staff, students and alumni alike – has been Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University since 2012. Under his leadership, the University has come together as a community focused on excellence in all aspects of its endeavour.
Professor Allison has driven advancement in all forms, steering Loughborough to a top ten position in all the national university league tables and building on its award-winning student experience.
“To receive this award is a tremendous honour,” he said. “Loughborough is a very special place and I am proud to be a member of the University community. I would like to thank my colleagues, our students, alumni and many other supporters, whose commitment and hard work has been critical to Loughborough’s success.”
View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.
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.
The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.
Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 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 in 2017.
Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). 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.