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Faculty Forum: FST's major capital projects

Come along to the next Faculty Forum to hear about a number of exciting infrastructure developments that are underway or planned within the faculty. Plans for the Chemistry department, developments within Physics and the Quantum Technology Centre and capital plans for Engineering will all be discussed.

The faculty forum takes place at 4pm on 14 November in Conference Centre room 4. All faculty members are welcome to attend. Add to your calendar


2012 Christmas Conference

This year's faculty Christmas conference is scheduled for Tuesday 18 December. The event will include external speakers, a poster session for PhD students and contract researchers, plus an opportunity to hear about research being undertaken in all departments in the faculty.

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Early Career Small Grant Scheme - 2012/2013

Academic staff in the early stages of their research career can apply for up to a maximum of 7,000 in support of individual or collaborative research. Applications are now welcome, with a closing date of Monday 5 November. Download more details


Security Lancaster Launch

Lancaster's new research centre Security Lancaster is to be launched on Thursday 18 October by former Security Minister the Rt Hon Baroness Neville Jones. Security Lancaster brings together internationally-recognised researchers from diverse disciplines to address key issues threatening our security online. Over the last decade Lancaster University has made significant contributions in security research, culminating in our recent award as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the EPSRC and GCHQ. The launch will be followed on Friday 19th October by a day of talks given by leading industrial and academic experts in security and protections sciences. The launch is invitation only but the conference is an open event.

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Centre for Global Eco Innovation Welcomes its 50 businesses and 50 PhD researchers

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation hosted induction events at Lancaster University on Wednesday 10th October and at Liverpool University on Thursday 11th October to welcome the 50 selected businesses and 50 PhD researchers and their supervisors to the centre.

Lancaster University's Vice Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith addressed Lancaster attendees to mark the start of the new long term collaboration between the universities, as postgraduate researchers embark upon their industry led PhD research, supported by the combined expertise of four different departments across Science and Technology.

Businesses included The REACH Centre Ltd, DemoPad Software Ltd, Oxley Developments Company Ltd, Bowland Analytical Support Ltd, Peak Associates Ltd and Arid Agritec Ltd.

The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is a partnership between Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool and international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

The centre's collaborative doctoral projects can be viewed here.

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Free Lab Design Workshop

S-Lab is holding a free workshop for Technical Managers, Estates Officers, Academics, Architects and Suppliers. Innovative Design of Chemistry and Physical Science Teaching Laboratories is at the University of Sunderland on Wednesday 28 November. More details


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