Loughborough University

School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University

Loughborough University logoLoughborough is a progressive and distinctive University with a proud tradition of being research-intensive. It has been shown through successive National Student Surveys, excellent league tables and an unbeaten six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, to be one of the UK’s leading Higher Education Institutions. In 2008 Loughborough was chosen to host the headquarters of the Energy Technologies Institute, a £1 billion funding initiative by the UK Government and international industrial companies.

Loughborough is renowned for its excellence in Engineering disciplines. These include Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Civil and Building Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. We pride ourselves on our extensive partnerships with industry, including many blue-chip companies such as Ford, BAE SYSTEMS, Rolls-Royce, Perkins Diesel and many of the large construction companies. All Engineering Schools have a strong research base that contributes to the University’s international reputation. Research grants (predominantly from the UK Research Councils and the EU), as well as extensive industrial sponsorship, support a range of research posts and enable the purchase of dedicated and specialised equipment.

Research and teaching within the School of Civil and Building Engineering covers all disciplines in the construction and transport industries. The School thus benefits by having academic staff from a wide variety of backgrounds, offering a rich diversity of perspectives. Three highly regarded Institutes are based in the School: The Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) carries out research and consultancy in areas related to developing countries; The European Construction Institute is funded by subscription from over 70 top industrial organisations; and The Centre for Innovative Construction Engineering is funded by the EPSRC via the Engineering Doctorate scheme. These Institutes and Centres, together with industry-sponsored degree programmes and collaborations with over 250 construction organisations, make us probably the best industrially-supported School in the country.

For more information, please visit: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/civil

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