Vote now for the winners of the CALIBRE Awards

Voting is now open to help choose the winners of the Summer 2020 CALIBRE Awards.

This time, the Awards – which recognise the excellent work undertaken across both the Loughborough and London campuses – celebrate our international research collaborations.

The standard of entrants was exceptional – making it difficult to whittle down the long list of nominees to a shortlist of just eight – and they illustrate the extent and breadth of the University’s international academic collaborations that enable research that could not be delivered by UK partners alone.

You are now invited to review the excellent shortlisted projects and vote for your favourite.

Oceanic Exchanges Ontologies

Dr Melodee Beals and Dr Emily Bell

Mapping the histories and data of digitised newspaper collections worldwide


Professor Andrew Morris

Protecting vulnerable road users in the age of connected and autonomous vehicles

Extending the MIS globally

Matt Padley and Abigail Davis

Adapting and applying the Minimum Income Standard around the world

All things being equal

Emine Şimşek, Dr Ian Jones, and Dr Iro Xenidou-Dervou

Exploring common misunderstandings that impact global achievement in mathematics

Overcoming Stigma through Paralympic Sport

Professor Jo Tacchi, Dr Jessica Noske-Turner, Dr Emma Pullen, Dr Holly Collison, Boeun Bethany Hong and Nik Diaper

Helping to improve attitudes towards disability and increase access to assistive technologies in Africa

Physical activity after spinal cord injury

Professor Vicky Tolfrey

The Peter Harrison Centre – leading significant research in the field of disability, including SCI


Ruth Welsh

Working together to make African roads safer

Transforming the hydrogen car industry

Professor Jin Xuan

A unique digital platform for testing hydrogen fuel cell engines

Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), says: “The Awards are now a year old, and each of the previous rounds has spotlighted the excellent research undertaken across campus.

“I’m delighted that the shortlisted projects this time round are equally inspiring. Each is a worthy winner. I hope the public vote will get people talking about our international research partnerships.”

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 12 July, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 15 July during an online celebration.

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 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.