World Class Research
"At Lancaster University we aim to apply our ideas, knowledge, technologies, skills and services regionally, nationally and internationally to the benefit of society, partners and stakeholders. Our place in the upper echelons of the UK and global university sector means that we achieve these aims by pursuing research at the highest international level, creating new knowledge within a stimulating and innovative learning environment for all students and staff as well as working in international, national and regional collaborations to enhance economic, cultural and social well-being. We aspire to excellence in all our fields of work and to distribute and exchange knowledge and expertise generated from world class research and teaching through dialogue with all parts of society, public bodies, business and individuals.
"Lancaster University is a truly world leading university in which we perform at the leading edge of academic endeavour. Our staff rightly have a reputation for the quality of what they do and for their positive approach to working in partnership with people from all sectors and all parts of the world. The examples given in these pages are just a snap shot of the partnerships and successes that we have had in making sure our work makes a real impact. Our door is open and we look forward to working with more people who share our aims, beliefs and values."
Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice-Chancellor