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    Data Science experts to tackle environment and health challenges

    Lancaster’s Data Science Institute has been awarded £5.5 million for two large-scale research programmes that will bring significant new understanding and aid decision-making in the areas of environmental and public health policy.

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    Three PhD positions in environmental data science

    Lancaster University is advertising three fully-funded PhD positions in the Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science, a joint venture between Lancaster University and the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). We have recently been awarded a large grant to develop a Data Science of the Natural Environment. As a PhD student, you will be at the heart of this project, benefitting from participating in a large cross-disciplinary team of scientists and all the excitement surrounding that.

  • Prestigious honour for Lancaster statistician

    A Lancaster statistician’s ‘exceptional’ work to foster impactful research collaborations between academia and industry has been recognised by the Royal Statistical Society.

  • Research network in algebra expands

    The Research Network "Functor Categories for Groups" has been awarded further funding by the London Mathematical Society and has now grown to encompass four nodes across the UK.

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    Visiting professorship for Lancaster analyst

    In October 2017, Professor Garth Dales will visit the Mathematical Institute at Leiden University, Holland, as the Kloosterman Chair.

  • League table success in Good University Guide 2018

    Science and Technology subjects have ranked among the best in all three major league tables this year. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide released on Sunday 24th September ranked Mathematics in the top 10 in the UK.

  • Distinguished professorship for internationally eminent statistician

    A Lancaster University statistician has been awarded a Distinguished Professorship in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

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    Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart disease

    Staying in education is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published by The British Medical Journal.

  • IMA Accreditation for Undergraduate Courses

    We have successfully achieved accreditation from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications for our undergraduate degree programmes.

  • Five years of exploring shape and space

    This year we held our fifth Headstart Summer School, run in conjunction with the Engineering Development Trust.