Company name: Loughborough University
Loughborough University, with approximately 3000 employees, is research-intensive and all departments
have a strong research base which contribute to our international reputation. The university has won an
unbeaten 5 Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education for work with the aeronautical and
automotive industries; support for developing countries, for a pioneering role in developing applications of
modern optics and laser technologies; and for its world leading role in sports research, education and
Loughborough has always maintained strong partnerships with industry, government and the professions,
which bring benefits to all our core activities: teaching and learning, research, and technology transfer.
Loughborough has long-standing collaborative links with many blue-chip companies. We also have the
highest spin-out rate relative to research funding of any UK university and now provide space for up to 45
start-up businesses on campus. The Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of
the largest departments at Loughborough University and has an excellent research record (grade 5 RAE
rating). It also currently hosts the UK's largest Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre with funding of
more than £18M over 5 years from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Loughborough University will provide a well founded research infrastructure while the department’s staff,
laboratory support and research environment will provide invaluable support to the work.