15 Facts About Lancaster University


Lancaster University is a collegiate public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.

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Lancaster University is ranked in the top thirteen in all three national league tables, and received a Gold rating in the Government's inaugural Teaching Excellence Framework.

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Lancaster University accepted its first students in October 1964 and there were initially 13 professors, 32 additional members of teaching and research staff, 8 library staff and 14 administrators on academic grades.

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Lancaster University moved from the city to the new campus at Bailrigg between 1966 and 1970.

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In 2014, Lancaster University celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year, involving alumni, staff, students and local community members.

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Lancaster University began expansion onto the lower slopes of Bailrigg with the development of new buildings for Graduate College in 1998, which is part of South-West Campus.

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Lancaster University is building a 'Health Innovation Campus' adjacent to the existing campus.

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Lancaster University is governed by two main statutory bodies: the Council and the Senate.

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In 2014, its 50th year, Lancaster University was ranked 10th in the THE 100 Under 50, a list of the world's best universities under 50 years old.

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Lancaster University partnered with Sunway University, Malaysia to offer dual awards undergraduate program since 2006.

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Lancaster University entered into a dual degree program with the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore.

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Lancaster University now provides teaching in media, sport, business and psychology at a new campus in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

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In October 2013, Lancaster University announced the opening of a branch campus in Accra, Ghana, to serve the population of Ghana and all of Africa, providing a British university-level education locally to those students.

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LUSU owns a nightclub in Lancaster University called The Sugarhouse; operates a shop on campus, LUSU Central; and an off campus housing agency LUSU Living.

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Alongside sport, Lancaster University has a vast selection of arts societies across campus in the areas of performance, media and music.

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