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Computing and Communications

Contact information

Type of addressPostal address
StreetLancaster University
Postal codeLA1 4WA
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1524 510302
  • Fax: +44 (0) 1524 510492

Organisation profile

The School of Computing and Communications is the home of Lancaster’s world-class research and teaching activities in computer science and communications systems. Currently the School comprises around 50 academic staff, 400+ students and around 120 researchers.

Our Research

The School of Computing and Communications is committed to conducting world-class research with high impact. We publish in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences, play major roles in the international research community, engage closely with industry and research users, and are active in developing new interdisciplinary research agendas.

Our research is recognised for its exceptional quality and international reputation. The UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 overall ranked us 12th in the UK for Computer Science, with 91% of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (and 7th in the UK for producing work in these two categories). An International Review of UK Computer Science cited us as one of only a handful of centres undertaking "leading edge systems research". 

We are proud of our vibrant research culture in the School. Over 80 full-time academic and research staff and over 100 research students have been attracted to Lancaster from all over the world. Across all our activities, we share a strong engineering ethos in our research that emphasizes understanding of real-world challenges and development and experimental evaluation of systems.

Our research is supported by grants from the UK Research Councils, the European Commission and industrial sponsors. The total value of our current grants exceeds £12M. Our grant portfolio reflects our commitment to collaborative research, including on international scale. We attract more funding per staff for Computing and Communications research from Europe than any other University in the UK.

For more information please visit our website http://www.scc.lancs.ac.uk/

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