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Founding Partner Lancaster University

Lancaster is ranked No.1 in the North West and No. 10 in the UK by the Guardian, and is in the top 1% of universities globally.

Performance in successive research assessment exercises has placed Lancaster as one of the leading universities in the UK, reflected in its research partnerships that advance core disciplinary knowledge and address key societal issues. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Lancaster was ranked 13th for the percentage of world-leading research out of the 128 institutions listed.

It has rapidly achieved a global reputation for excellence, reflected in high positions in UK and global league tables, consistently high student satisfaction and strong graduate employment. Students from one hundred countries make up a thriving community based around nine unique colleges, and Lancaster’s community extends far beyond campus with global research, teaching and student exchange partnerships, and alumni in 147 countries.

Its work with over 5000 SMEs since 1999 has resulted in the creation of 250 new businesses and more than 4000 new jobs, and Lancaster – which was named as a top-ten university for SME engagement in the recent Witty Review – is a winner of the Small Business Charter Gold Award in recognition of the role it has played in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

Students at Lancaster University are more satisfied with their course than the average UK student according to the latest National Student Survey. These results reflect the dedication of staff who work hard to ensure that every student who comes here will receive the very best education.

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H is for heft. Matt Buck

What’s gone wrong at HSBC?

As HSBC suffers under the scorching spotlight of public scrutiny once more, it is fair to ask why the banking group so often finds itself at the heart of the action.
Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis faces the press after reaching a deal with the eurogroup. EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Greece will stay in the euro – for now

Greece's loan extension agreement will keep it in the eurozone for the time being, but there's no guarantees it can become a responsible member.
Eyes are the windows to the soul, and perhaps an extra pair of hands too. arosoft/Shutterstock

Eye tracking is the next frontier of human-computer interaction

Eye tracking devices sound a lot more like expensive pieces of scientific research equipment than joysticks – yet if the latest announcements about the latest Assassin’s Creed game are anything to go by…
Get used to bike riding – cleaner cars won’t be enough. Sascha Kohlmann

Sustainable living means making big changes, so why can’t we face up to it?

Despite the significant risks for human and non-human life, greenhouse gas emissions (GhG) are still rising. Something has to give – and that something would appear more significant than those with the…
An Egyptian man protests against IS; his flag reads “execute terrorism”. EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

General Sisi fights on all fronts to secure Egypt’s borders

On February 16, Egypt bombed Islamic State (IS) targets in the militant-controlled Libyan city of Derna, in response to the beheading of 21 Egyptian workers. The speed with which this unprecedented military…
Is fracked gas greener than imported oil? Gareth Fuller/PA

Gas will replace oil in the UK – with or without fracking

MPs in the UK recently voted against a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing but Lancashire, the local county council under most pressure, agreed it needed more time to make a decision. MPs also agreed that…
Mitochondrial replacement is different to changing DNA. Babies by Shutterstock

Decision to allow ‘three-person IVF’ should be welcomed

The decision by British MPs to allow the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to license mitochondrial replacement therapies, popularly known as “three-parent” or “three-person” IVF, should be…
Livestock and farmers most at risk. Cull by Shutterstock

Five things you need to know about bird flu

The UK has just recorded its second outbreak of bird flu in less than three months. At the end of November, the relatively new subtype H5N8 – which was first spotted in late 2009 in China and which has…
Not coming to a motorway near you. rawhead

Scalextric is fun, but it doesn’t make sense for the M1

It sounds like something from the pages of books from the 1960s looking to the future: electric cars powered by current drawn from electrified rails beneath the road. However possible such ideas seemed…
Joaquin Phoenix plays hippy private eye Doc in Inherent Vice. Warner Bros. Pictures

Inherent Vice: how to adapt a difficult book for the screen

In a revealing moment from Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 “nostalgia-noir” novel, hippy private eye Doc Sportello speaks to a client, Trillium Fortnight, who is able to diagnose the whereabouts of…

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