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Science and Technology at Lancaster University. About Science and Technology. One of four faculties at L ancaster. Over 2,500 full time students. 340 PhD students. 605 staff, 410 research and teaching. 12% overseas students ( 36% PhD). Science and Technology at Lancaster.

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About Science and Technology

One of four faculties at Lancaster

Over 2,500 full time students

340 PhD students

605 staff, 410 research and teaching

12% overseas students (36% PhD)


Science and Technology at Lancaster

  • Science and Technology
  • Communication Systems
  • Computing
  • Psychology
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Lancaster Environment Centre
  • Maths and Stats


  • Lancaster University’s world-class ICT Centre of Excellence
  • Departments of Communications Systems and Computing are part of InfoLab21
  • New School of Computing and Communications from August 2010
  • Brings together a Knowledge Business Centre, education and training, and world class research in Computing, Computer Engineering, Informatics, and Telecommunications engineering

Lancaster Environment Centre

  • Brings together a community of university environmental researchers, government scientists and a number of commercial enterprises
  • LEC links the core environmental sciences including chemistry, volcanology, hydrology, ecology, and soil and plant sciences, with social and management sciences concerned with science of the environment and policymaking

Excellence in Research

  • 94% of research outputs categorised as international quality
  • Physics number one in UK
  • Computing 100% international
  • LEC, Stats, General Engineering 95% outputs international

Excellence in Research

Some Research Highlights:

Particle Physics

Large Hadron Collider, T2K, DZero collaboration at Fermilab

“Clues to the origins of the universe”


Investigative Expertise

“a centre of excellence for research and training

in law enforcement investigative practice”

Nuclear Engineering

Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust chair and research programme

“a major step forward in providing the skills that the

UK's nuclear industry will need in the future”


Lecturer recreates hoopla game for trading standards

“We made nearly 600 throws without any joy”


Excellence in Learning and Teaching

  • School Links
    • Partnerships with five schools in the Northwest
    • Annual Year 12 Taster Day
    • Week of activities for GCSE students as part of National Science and Engineering Week
  • Centres for Doctoral Training
    • HighWire
    • STOR-i

Enterprise and Industry

  • Lancaster Product Development Unit (LPDU)
  • Outreach team for Engineering
  • Expertise in effective knowledge exchange
  • Business support and consultancy
  • Rapid prototyping and product development
  • LEC’s Enterprise and Business Partnerships
  • Co-location of companies
  • Graduate Consultancy Programme
  • Affinity Group Programme
  • New Venture Creation Programme
  • Continuing Professional Development Programme
  • InfoLab21’s Knowledge Business Centre
  • 500 ICT related businesses Associates
  • Co-location of companies
  • ICT Cluster Groups
  • Graduate Academy
  • ICT Jobshop

Enterprise and Industry

Strategy on Industrial Relations

Professor Bahram Honary

Director of Enterprise and Industry Relations

  • Activities:
  • Meetings with staff in all departments
  • Advice on Intellectual Property
  • Introductions to companies
  • Working with Research and Enterprise Services
  • Showcase events