Loughborough University has 3000 staff and 12000 students and is one of the largest in the UK. Loughborough University has three faculties: engineering, science and social sciences and humanities. There are 24 academic departments and over 30 research institutes and centres. Loughborough is well known for the quality of its teaching, verified by TQA scores averaging 22,5 out of a possible 24. To sustain this quality the University has developed strong academic, guidance and welfare systems that support students from every walk of life.
The university is research – intensive. All departments have a strong research base and contribute to an international reputation that is especially strong in the fields of Built Environment, Social Science and Sport Science.
The university has won an unbeaten 4 Queen’s Anniversary for Higher and Further Education for work with the aeronautical and automotive industries (1994); support for developing countries (1998); for a pioneering role in developing applications of modern optics and laser technologies (2000) and for its world leading role in sports research, education and development (2002).
The Department of European and International Studies was one of the pioneers of integrated politics, area studies, languages when it was founded over thirty years ago. Today, it has some 16 academic staff who are experts in the fields of Politics and Area Studies, together with other staff teaching languages. Its research has received a 5 rating in the last two Research Assessment Exercises, confirming international reputation and standing, and this research feeds through into your teaching. It obtained a score of 23 out of 24 in the Quality Assurance Agency’s recent scrutiny of teaching and learning environment, and were praised for, among other things, the high quality of teaching overall and the excellent record of employment and further study of graduates.
Research in European Studies is carried out within the European Research Centre. Its main objectives are to initiate co-ordinate and promote study of modern Europe, particularly during the post-war period. The ERC offers opportunities for individual and team research in which both the process and the product are European or more widely international. Members of the ERC work in co-operation with other departments in the University and with academic institutions elsewhere in the United Kingdom, within the European Union, and in Central and Eastern Europe, the United States, South East Asia and the Antipodes.
Country United Kingdom
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