In addition to our collection of Research Centres focusing on central themes, there are several research initiatives within the School that are delivering vital research impact to contribute to our overall research priorities.


Lancaster China Management

Developing new programmes of research and teaching at postgraduate and post-experience level relevant to the needs of Chinese managers.

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Gulf One research

Gulf One Lab for Computational and Economic Research

A hub for interdisciplinary research in quantitative aspects of economics and finance, founded with a philanthropic donation from Gulf One Investment Bank.

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Connected Communities Research Lab

The newly established Connected Communities Research Lab will extend the current programme of interdisciplinary research into the mechanisms underlying the functioning of communities of people and things. Our Smart Parks research programme is exploring the application of IOT in natural environments such as national parks and urban green spaces. The broad range of activities includes conceptual development of theoretical models, their operationalisation in multiple contexts, action research, and organisation of innovation events with developer and end-user challenges such as our recent Smart Parks hackathon. Watch our Hackathon 2017 video to find out more.

For more information, please contact our Directors Professor Juliana Sutanto and Professor Edward Truch.