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Faculty Forum tomorrow

Don't forget to come along to the Faculty Forum tomorrow (Wednesday 21 May) at 4:00pm in the Conference Centre. Items on the agenda include:

The Deputy-Vice-Chancellor, Andrew Atherton, will give a presentation on the University's plans for a new Innovation Campus. (download a report)

Associate Dean for Resources, Professor Andy Binley, will seek input and ideas around creating a 'hub' for Science and Technology and the Faculty's space needs for the future.

Associate Dean for PG Studies, Dr Chris Edwards, will explain his proposals for restructuring the Graduate School and the Researcher Development Programme, to improve our postgraduates' experience.

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Business Partnerships and Enterprise

Director for Lancaster China Catalyst Programme appointed

Dr Nick Burd has been appointed as Director of the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme, a cross campus programme to foster collaborative research and development between UK and Chinese companies and Lancaster University, funded by HEFCE and Lancaster County Council.

Dr Burd will take up the position on the 1st June 2014. Nick brings with him experience from roles in both the higher education and private sectors and has managed international teams in India and China. He joins the programme as Director from his current role as Head of Projects in Information System Services at Lancaster University, where he also served as Acting Director.

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New Programme Manager for Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

Dr Simone Corsi has joined the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme as Programme Manager. In his previous roles at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy), he developed executive programmes for local small and medium enterprises, facilitated exploratory tours to China for businesses, and designed and managed a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) for Chinese executives.

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Leading in research in science and technology: a workshop for early career and aspirant principal investigators

29th and 30th May, 9.30 to 4.30pm

Audience: Principal investigators working in science and technology fields who consider themselves in the early stages of their career and who seek to become leaders within their research field and effective team leaders. It is also suitable for researchers who aspire to being a PI and have a good understanding of the role.

The workshop: This two day workshop will bring together early career principal investigators working in science and technology to work with two experienced facilitators and with Lancaster research leaders in the field. The workshop includes guest contributors Lesley Thompson, EPSRC Director of Sciences and Engineering, and Clare McVicar, Senior Portfolio Developer from the Wellcome Trust.

To book a place, please email the OED team


Teacher training opportunities

Researchers in Schools (RIS) is a salaried, two-year teacher training programme exclusive to researchers who have completed, or are finishing, their doctorate. They are currently accepting applications from candidates to begin training in September 2014. More information.


News

Recent stories from Science and Technology:


Security Lancaster to tackle cyber-threats at one of the UK's top science festivals

Security Lancaster to tackle cyber-threats at one of the UK's top science festivals

Security Lancaster will be appearing at one of the UK's most prestigious science festival this summer to discuss threats posed by the increased connectivity of the world around us.

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Young Functional Analysts' Workshop 2014

The Young Functional Analysts' Workshop 2014 took place in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Lancaster University from 23rd-25th April and was a resounding success. The meeting was supported financially by the London Mathematical Society, as well as Lancaster's Science and Technology Graduate School.

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Plant 'pairing' could reduce reliance on scarce fertilisers

Plant 'pairing' could reduce reliance on scarce fertilisers

Farmers could improve crop production by pairing up plants with complementary traits, allowing them to harness the 'phosphorus bank' already present in soils.

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Lancaster Physicist elected Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society

Lancaster Physicist elected Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society

Congratulations to Professor Jim Wild (Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science Group) who has been elected as a Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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Engineering Department successes

Lancaster Engineering lecturer Steve Quayle has been awarded the 'Andrew Medd - Young Mechanical Engineer of the Year Award' by the IMechE, under the criteria of the development of his engineering career, his contribution to the engineering community and commitment to the IMechE vision.

Meanwhile, Professor Claudio Paoloni has been successful in his bid for research funding from the EPSRC, for his grant 'THz backward wave oscillator for plasma diagnostic in nuclear fusion'.


Cluster launch to put cyber-criminals on the back foot

Cluster launch to put cyber-criminals on the back foot

Lancaster University is supporting a cluster of North West firms committed to fighting against cybercrime that have joined forces to highlight the region's technical expertise and raise security standards.

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