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Our innovative academics produce high quality international and world-leading research that addresses today’s challenges. Our programmes support and nurture our postgraduate research students and early career researchers. We put research, innovation and knowledge exchange at the centre of everything we do.

Research Themes

Our research fits under six broad themes, ranging from arts and culture to transformative science and technology.

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Research Institutes

Our Research Institutes, first established in 2018, enhance the quality of our research environment and create more opportunities to achieve world- leading impact through their activities.

Research Centres

Our Research Centres, first established in 2019, help us grow and develop our research activity in diverse areas, providing a vibrant and active environment to nurture our early career researchers and attract collaborators who can contribute to, and benefit from, the impact of the research.

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General research enquiries

All general research enquiries should be directed to Alexis Holden, Director of Research and Enterprise Service.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3521

Prospective research students

If you are interested in applying to UCLan for postgraduate research, please contact:

Public engagement

All public engagement enquiries should be directed to:

Tel: +44 (0)1772 894462

Keep up to date with events, activities and news by following @engageuclan on Twitter.

Collaborative research enquiries

If you are a business, public sector or other organisation or community group, interested in collaborative research, please contact:

Tel: +44 (0)1772 895500

Media enquiries

For all media enquiries, please contact the UCLan press team:

Tel: +44 (0)1772 894424

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Artwork by Professor Lubaina Himid, CBE. Photo: ©Denise Swanson