Interdisciplinary research

An academic gestures whilst discussing their subject in the Management School

A major strength of Lancaster University is its thriving ecosystem of interdisciplinary research. This collaborative approach is fostered by our mixture of formal and informal structures - including Institutes and University Research Centres - bringing together experts from different disciplines to address regional, national and global challenges.

  • Security Lancaster

    Working with government and industry to find new ways for individuals, organisations and societies to secure and protect themselves.

  • Data Science Institute

    Taking a joined-up approach to data-driven research challenges, from infrastructure and fundamentals to global problems and the legal and ethical issues of 'big data'.

  • Materials Science

    Home to a field of study practiced at a handful of world-class, research-led UK universities and equivalent universities globally.

  • Social Futures

    Combining social science and humanities with science and technology research to discover routes to the futures we want and need.

  • Centre for Ageing Research

    Growing a centre of excellence for interdisciplinary research around ageing, older people and age-related disease.

  • The Ruskin

    Home to the leading collection of the works of John Ruskin (1819-1900), the epoch-defining writer, artist and social thinker.

  • Energy Lancaster

    Experts from across Lancaster University working with global partners to the develop secure and sustainable energy supplies.

  • Centre for Mobility Studies

    Combining social theory with research and innovation to bring long-term sustainability to mobile life.

  • The Pentland Centre

    A world-class hub for transdisciplinary research on sustainability in business.

  • Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

    Delivering solutions for clean and sustainable growth at scale with businesses, communities and wider partners.