Lancaster University

Lancaster University’s Computing Department (since August 2010 the School of Computing and Communications - SCC) has grown into one of the preeminent computer science departments in the UK with a team of over 120 full and part-time researchers and a portfolio of nearly 50 ongoing UK and EU funded research projects. Lancaster has established a world-wide reputation in many areas within the Internet domain ranging from router, protocol and service research to higher level aspects related to Quality of Experience and HCI. Further, Lancaster has also been pioneering in mobile IP, and resilient and secure communication infrastructures and services. In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, 100% of the Computing Department’s research has been considered to be of international quality and emerges in the top ten in the country overall for research quality. There is also a tradition of active technology transfer direct to industry; Lancaster has long received direct funding from numerous leading IT and telecommunications companies including Agilent, BT Labs, Microsoft, Orange, Cisco, France Telecom, Telekom Austria, Lucent and Intel. Further, members of the

Computing Department have been active in International Standardisation bodies such as ISO, ITU-T, EBU and SMPTE.
The Department of Management Science at Lancaster University has one of the largest operational research and systems teaching staff numbers in the UK, with an outstanding research and publishing record. It is organized in three main subject areas – operational research, operations management and information systems. The Department is one of eight in the Lancaster University Management School in which 75% of research activity has been assessed as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and in which 95% of research is at least of international standing.