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Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematics

Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematics

This Spring, Lancaster University's inaugural Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses have brought the region's best GCSE maths pupils together to explore mathematics beyond their curriculum and discover that "maths isn't as difficult as you think - it's all about seeing patterns".

Wed 26 March 2014

University looks to play matchmaker between businesses and top researchers

University looks to play matchmaker between businesses and top researchers

Lancaster University is looking to match businesses and top academic researchers during a series of three day-long events.The Collaborative Impact events aim to match industry ideas to academic research to forge partnerships that lead to novel products and services.

Wed 05 March 2014

Statistics and OR at Lancaster maintain top 100 place in world rankings

Today the 2014 QS World University Rankings show that Lancaster's Statistics and Operational Research continues to be regarded among the top 100 institutions in the world for the subject, a position we have held since the rankings began in 2011.

Wed 26 February 2014

Farming pollution study offers unexpected clue to flooding

Farming pollution study offers unexpected clue to flooding

With communities still enduring the devastating effects of severe flooding across the UK, environmental scientists and statisticians at Lancaster University have published new research which suggests changes in agricultural land use management have the potential to reduce water run-off from fields.

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Fri 17 January 2014

Rural broadband, free wifi hotspots and improved road safety a step closer

Rural broadband, free wifi hotspots and improved road safety a step closer

Collaborative research between Lancaster University and telecoms giant BT has resulted in a mathematical solution to a telecommunications problem which could lead to benefits such as improved access to rural broadband, free wi-fi hotspots and improved road safety information.

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Wed 18 December 2013

ESRC internship success for Amy Elliott

ESRC internship success for Amy Elliott

Amy Elliott, a second year PhD student in Social Statistics, has been successful in winning a paid Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) internship at the Home Office for six months.

Mon 16 December 2013

Research grant to improve understanding of conclusions of clinical trials

Research grant to improve understanding of conclusions of clinical trials

The Medical Research Council has awarded funding to a 3-year project that will look at statistical analysis of how individuals can respond differently to a new treatment during a clinical trial, so that researchers can take account of this important factor when assessing the success of the trial.

Mon 16 December 2013