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Registration now open for 50 new industry-based funded PhDs

The new Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, a collaborative partnership with Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool and international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd, is now recruiting 50 science, technology and engineering graduates and 50 high growth Small and Medium Enterprises to work collaboratively on intensive three year R&D projects. Projects will form the basis of a funded PhD programme of study and create new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits. Find out more.


Lancaster and Liverpool scientists to lead 9.8M eco-innovation centre

In the News: Lancaster and Liverpool scientists to lead 9.8M eco-innovation centre

Scientists and knowledge exchange experts at Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool are set to lead a new global eco-innovation centre which will bolster the region's economy in key export markets and drive forward improvements in green technology and services. More


Lancaster SET for BRITAIN Finalists

Lancaster University researchers Riccardo Mazzocco, Deepak Garg, Tom Hansard (all from physics) and Beth Colling (Engineering) have won through to the last stage of the SET for BRITAIN poster competition, and will all attend the final at the House of Commons on Monday 12 March.

The competition is open to early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers and technologists. Prizes will be awarded for the scientific posters presented in each of three disciplines (Biological and Biomedical Science, Physical Sciences and Engineering) which best communicate high level science to a lay audience. Congratulations and good luck to all!


Faculty Grants Latest

Graduate School Travel Grants

The new Graduate School Travel Grant scheme is open to Science and Technology PhD students, to provide funds for the following activities:

The funding is not eligible to cover field trip costs. In the case of conference attendance, the case for support will be strengthened if the applicant has had an abstract accepted for presentation of a talk or poster.

Awards are for a maximum of 350, and students may only receive one grant per academic year. There is no deadline, but students are advised to apply early. For more details and an application form, contact Graduate School Administrator Ruth Allen.

Teaching Development Grants

Closing date: Friday 23 March 2012

The Faculty of Science and Technology has an annual fund to support activities which enhance the teaching reputation of the faculty either at undergraduate or postgraduate level. More information is available at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/grants/teaching_development_grants.

Travel Grants

FST Travel Grant funds are now fully committed for 2011/12, and there is no more funding available.


Short Courses at The Postgraduate Statistics Centre

Applied Statistics Courses:

For more information regarding our courses, please go to our website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/cpd/statistics

Contact: Short Course Administrator, Angela Mercer, Tel: 01524 593064 or email a.j.mercer@lancaster.ac.uk. See our e-brochure at http://www.maths.lancs.ac.uk/psc.


New Library Subscriptions for Chemistry

The Library has now taken out subscriptions to the key journals packages identified for the new Chemistry Department (Royal Society of Chemistry and American Chemical Society), and they are already available online. Subject librarian Jenny Brine can help with any enquiries.


Seminar: The Origins of the Experimental Method: Mathematics or Magic?

John Henry (Edinburgh), Wednesday 29 February at 4.00pm - 5.30pm in Bowland North SR6

Professor John Henry is Director of the Science Studies Unit in the School of School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. In his talk he will expand on his view that magic, not mathematics, was the most likely source of the experimental method in the new philosophies of the early modern period. All are welcome to attend.

For more information please contact Dr Nicola Clarke.


LUMS Travel Survey

A group of students from LUMS are looking for over-25s who have booked a holiday online to help with their research, and would be very grateful for your participation in their anonymous 10-question survey.


News

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Scientists from China visit Lancaster

A team of distinguished scientists from China Agricultural University in Beijing has visited the Lancaster Environment Centre as part of an RCUK-funded three-year collaboration between the UK and China.

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Digital Learning Prize for Lancaster Student

Digital Learning Prize for Lancaster Student

Richard Mills, a postgraduate student in the Mathematics and Statistics Department, has won a prize of $20,000 from the US Macarthur Foundation in the Digital Media and Learning Research Doctoral Student competition.

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Festival brings the tropics to town

Festival brings the tropics to town

Researchers from Lancaster University are bringing a flavour of the tropics to town this month.

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Eliahou Dangoor Scholarships for Lancaster University Science and Technology students

Over sixty Lancaster University students have received extra financial support for their studies in science, technology, engineering and maths thanks to a donation from a leading businessman.

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LEC research reveals true cost of a burger

LEC research reveals true cost of a burger

The UK could considerably reduce its carbon footprint if more of us switched to a vegetarian diet, according to new research by Lancaster University.

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Lancaster University announces Anuj Bidve Memorial Scholarship

Lancaster University has announced the annual Anuj Bidve Memorial Scholarship in honour of its postgraduate student who was killed in Salford on Boxing Day 2011.

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Lancaster University signs research agreement with Myerscough College

Lancaster University and Myerscough College have signed a formal agreement to develop research on environmental and agricultural issues.

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