In 1909 a small Technical Institute in the centre of Loughborough was established, which provided local facilities for further education end offered courses in technical subjects, science and art. The vision of its founding father, Dr Herbert Schofield, has enabled it to develop into one of the country's top universities and build upon its distinctive characteristics.
In April 1966 Loughborough was awarded its Charter in recognition of the excellence achieved by Loughborough College of Advanced Technology and its predecessors colleges. The called Loughborough University of Technology, it was the country's first technological university. It was renamed Loughborough University in 1996. Other developments have included the reunification in 1977 with Loughborough College of Education and with Loughborough College of Art and Design in 1988.
Today it is one of the UK's leading universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement. Teaching and research are delivered by the faculties of Engineering, Science, and Social Sciences and Humanities.
Teaching at Loughborough University has consistently been rated excellent in independent assessments, placing the University towards the top of the teaching quality tables. In order to sustain this exceptional quality the University has developed strong academic guidance and welfare systems to support students throughout their education.
The university was awarded two national centres for excellence in teaching and learning; one in industry and employer linked engineering education, and the other in mathematics and statistics support, the university is internationally known for the innovative work of the two centres.
- Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Building Engineering
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering