Lancaster to train scientists and engineers for Britain's future

Date:5 December 2008

Lancaster University has won funding for a new centre that will generate the scientists needed for Britain's future it was announced today (5th December 2008) by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - the UK funding body for science and engineering.

Lancaster is set to receive around £5m to fund a new Digital Economy Innovation Centre to educate a new generation of PhD students. The funding will enable around 50 PhD students over 5 years to become the innovators of the future - trained to work at the cutting edge of the Digital Economy.

A key feature of the centre will be the bringing together of three centres of excellence at Lancaster, namely the Management School, InfoLab21 and ImaginationLancaster.

Kevin Thistlethwaite from global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald, one of the companies in line to work with Lancaster's new Centre, said: "This is excellent news for Lancaster University and true recognition of their contribution to the development of design and computer science in the UK... We believe the design and computing faculties at Lancaster to be amongst the best in the UK and selected them to be our academic partners in delivering innovative and pragmatic advice to our clients across both public and private sectors."

Further information: www.epsrc.ac.uk/Content/News/NewCDT.htm

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