Loughborough UniversityResearch enviroment

Research enviroment

Research environment

A collaborative and inclusive research environment

Our incredible research environment spreads right across campus and beyond, and is built on over 100 research groups, institutes and centres, world-class facilities, and an approach that means research is embedded in all that we do.

Our inclusive approach has created a vibrant culture where students are taught by academics that are at the forefront of their disciplines and involved in current research activities, which enable them to gain the skills and knowledge arising from top-quality research practice.

It is this collaborative environment that encourages businesses and other organisations to connect with us.

Our research environment also brings benefits to individuals, business and communities beyond our campus boundaries – through partnerships off campus and overseas, but also through the relevance and impact of our research on today’s society.   

For those involved, our research environment boasts:

  • A strong community
  • Outstanding facilities with state-of-the-art equipment
  • A cutting-edge culture that helps our researchers to find solutions to real-life issues.

The strength of our research environment is evidenced by our top ten positioning in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and allows us to attract high quality staff and strong business contacts.

World-class facilities

Our reputation for research excellence is supported by our provision of world-class facilities, which allow those involved in research at Loughborough to progress, excel and succeed. The capacity and capability of our staff’s research is supported and developed at all stages of their career.

We also recognise how important continuous investment in facilities is to the continuous growth of research.

Since 2013 alone the University has invested £30m in infrastructure to support health and well-being research – and that’s just one of our many specialist areas.

Our research facilities on campus include:

Department facilities

To find out more about the environment and facilities available in each department of the University, use the links below.

Loughborough campus

Loughborough University in London

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