Lancaster excellence in environmental sciences recognised in worldwide ranking
Lancaster University has been ranked joint 23rd in the world for environmental sciences by the 2012 QS World University Rankings. The result ranks the university fourth within the UK behind University of Oxford (7th), Imperial College London (=11th) and University of Cambridge (13th).
The QS rankings combine an academic peer review (50%) and employer review (10%) with citation data (40%). The environmental sciences subject table was compiled from a total of 1,181 questionnaires completed by academics and employers across the world. Lancaster University performed particularly well in the citations assessment, with the 11th highest score amongst the 200 listed institutions.
This is the second year that QS has presented subject-specific rankings. In 2011, Lancaster University was ranked outside the top 50 worldwide and outside the top 8 in the UK for environment sciences.
Lancaster University appears in 19 of the 29 subject areas assessed in 2012, being placed in the top fifty for three other subjects sociology (47th), linguistics (49th) and accounting & finance (=50th).
Wed 22 August 2012
Lancaster Physics graduates have produced an excellent description of the use of scientific method in the search for the Higgs Boson.
Fri 27 February 2015
Congratulations to fourth year Physics student, Jorden Senior, for winning first prize for his blog entry into The Ogden Trust’s annual ‘Blogden’ competition.
Fri 20 February 2015
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E Smith, recently visited CERN, to see the important research being conducted by Lancaster staff. Joined by Professor Peter Ratoff, Professor Roger Jones and Dr Graeme Burt who are leading CERN based projects, Professor Smith was given a VIP tour of CERN including the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) and the ATLAS Collaboration visitor centre.
Fri 20 February 2015
Lancaster University is enhancing its position as a global leader in cyber security research by agreeing links with Japan’s national ICT institute.
Wed 11 February 2015