Research at UCLan

World-leading research with real-world impact

Robert Walsh

Research is at the heart of the University of Central Lancashire’s mission and we promote a research culture based on quality and excellence. Our community of researchers is well respected by their academic peers and tackle real-world issues and problems.

Our research delivers highly cited academic outputs, as well as providing a broad range of benefits and impact to the industries, organisations and community groups with whom we work around the world. Almost 50% of the research which the University submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 was assessed as 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent), with each of the 16 research areas involved demonstrating both 4* and 3* quality.

We are dedicated to cultivating a supportive and stimulating research environment that will generate the innovation required to tackle today’s global challenges.

Professor Robert Walsh
Executive Director of Research

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