Research is at the heart of our success, and has the power to transform lives.
Lancaster University Management School is a collegial, multidisciplinary and innovative management research institution. We aspire to be world-leading in all our research activities by developing, recruiting and retaining world-leading researchers. We embed research into every aspect of our activities and through this, achieve significant impact for all our stakeholders.
LUMS has built a 20-year reputation for research of exceptional quality as attested to by our performance in the RAE/REF since 1996. The School’s long-term commitment to developing research of the highest quality has encouraged a research culture with four distinctive features:
- Deeply embedded: all core activities are research-led
- Theoretically informed: LUMS is widely recognised for theoretical innovations
- Distinctly multi/interdisciplinary
- Collegial in a significant and tangible way
Resourcing academic career development
LUMS has developed organisational processes to ensure that academic staff have the time, resources, organisational support and collegial environment necessary to undertake research of excellent quality such as significant dedicated research time, targeted resources and incentives, and excellent research support both locally and centrally.
The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results in 2014 demonstrated that Lancaster University Management School is the most research intensive business school in the UK. We have built a 20-year reputation for research excellence through our performance in this measure since 1996.
Lancaster University Management School was ranked 1st in the UK for 'research power'.
80% of LUMS research was rated internationally excellent or world-leading.
We were rated joint 1st for research environment, demonstrating the vitality and sustainability of our research.
Shaping the next generation of researchers
Fundamental to our research culture at LUMS is an active and embedded PhD programme, which has been recognised by the FT as one of the best in Europe. Excellence in supervision, training and support of research students is at the centre of our focus. Research students are located in our academic departments and are an integral part of the research environment in LUMS.
Software companies follow the skills and move where the staff are
Research from Lancaster University Management School shows software companies are more likely to base their operations in locations where skilled potential recruits already work – rather than staff moving to new areas for fresh opportunities.
LUMS academics present at leading transportation analysis conference
Konstantinos G. Zografos, Director of the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL) and Fotios Katsigiannis, doctoral student in CENTRAL, participated in the Tenth Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN X) which took place at Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia last month.
"What's exciting about Lancaster is that it encourages interdisciplinary and cross-field research. This enables us to sometimes take more innovative approaches and do something a little different to the mainstream."
Dr Katy Mason, Department of Marketing
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