Loughborough University – Research that matters

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Internationally acclaimed research and teaching, and strong links with industry in an excellent learning environment.

Loughborough is one of the UK’s leading universities, and for over 100 years has produced new knowledge and understanding that permeates teaching at all levels. With one of the UK’s largest campuses, Loughborough provides a stimulating environment. It has been voted the best student experience by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for six consecutive years.

Department of Civil and Building Engineering

The Loughborough branch of the London – Loughborough Centre for doctoral research in energy demand is led from within the Building Energy Research Group in the School of Civil and Building Engineering.

Engineering is at the heart of global efforts to meet current and future energy demands, but social and economic factors are crucial to managing energy demand and to the acceptance of sustainable and low-carbon energy technologies.

The Building Energy Research Group forms the hub of multi-disciplinary energy demand research at Loughborough. The rapidly growing Group has core strengths in low-energy building design, building performance monitoring, and modelling and prediction at the building, city and national scales. To address the full complexity of the energy challenge, the Group works closely with staff from other Schools, notably electrical and electronic engineering, social sciences and design, who provide expertise in individual and societal behaviour, renewable energy systems and ergonomics and design.

Doctoral research students pursue multi-disciplinary projects, often with supervision from different departments. Many projects require strong collaboration with industry and other stakeholders including national energy supply companies, building design and consultancy firms, construction companies and component manufacturers. The School’s extensive laboratory facilities and the test houses on and around campus provide platforms for experimental work.

Loughborough provides first class training for energy demand researchers destined for careers in academia, policy or practice.

Visit the Department of Civil and Building Engineering website

Loughborough facts

REF 2014, Loughborough consolidated its position in the premier league of research universities. It was ranked 14th in the UK and 9th among universities in England for research intensity. 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
A research intensive university, in 2009-10 Loughborough was ranked sixth in the UK based on income from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. It has won seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, in recognition of its research impact.
More than one third of its 18,000 strong cohort are postgraduates with students being drawn from across the globe.
Loughborough is located at the heart of England well served by road, rail and air and a prime location for outdoor activities.

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