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Loughborough University (colloquially known as Lufbra; /ˈlʌfbərə/ LUFF-bərə /ˈlʌfbrə/ LUFF-brə) is a public research university located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England. It is a leading University – consistently ranked among the top 15 in the UK – and is a member of the 1994 Group. It has been a university since 1966, but the institution dates back to 1909, when the then Loughborough Technical Institute began with a focus on skills and knowledge which would be directly applicable in the wider world. It is particularly noted for its sports-related courses and achievements. The University traces its roots back to 1909 when a Technical Institute was founded in the town centre. There followed a period of rapid expansion during which the Institute was renamed Loughborough College and the development of the present campus began. In the early years, efforts were made to mimic the environment of an Oxbridge college (e.g. requiring students to...
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