LICA ranked among the top institutions for its research quality in the 2008 RAE

Date:18 December 2008

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LICA's joint (Art, Design, Music, Theatre, Film and New Media) multi-disciplinary submission (to the Art and Design sub-panel of Panel O) scored a high grade point average of 3.1 with 80% of its research classed as world (4*) or internationally (3*) leading. This score places Art and Design in the top 3 in its sector and Theatre Studies and Music, and Film and New Media among the top 5 in their respective sectors.

Deputy Director of LICA, Dr Andrew Quick said that he was delighted that Lancaster's decision to invest in the Arts at Lancaster has paid off:

"LICA is a unique combination with Art, Design, Music, Theatre, Film and New Media and this result shows our success in driving interdisciplinary research that can have real applications on how people live. We work with other universities, industry, the public sector, and NGOs to develop new creative approaches to research and contemporary issues."

Professor Tony McEnery, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences said "This Research Assessment success validates our future plans and developments across Art, Design, Music, Theatre, Film and New Media as being one of the places leading the research agenda in the UK."

Further Information

Organising departments and research centres:ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK