Lancaster University, officially The University of Lancaster, is a research-intensive British university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The university was established by Royal Charter in 1964 and initially based in St Leonard's Gate until moving to a purpose-built 300 acre campus at Bailrigg in 1968. Lancaster expanded rapidly and now has the 11th highest research quality in the UK and is the 16th highest ranking research institution according to the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
Changing responses to death in the digital age
Researchers Dr Paul Coulton and Selina Ellis Gray are analysing the ways in which western mourning practices are changing in the modern world thanks to the increasing amounts of personal data we leave online.
Hatching order influences birds' behaviour
The hatching order of birds influences how they behave in adult life according to research from the Lancaster Environment Centre.
Experts examine the potential for self-driving cars in the UK
(Phys.org)—Researchers from Lancaster University Management School have explored what it would take for driverless vehicles to become commonplace on UK roads.
Social media plagued by privacy problems, say researchers
The privacy management of 16 popular social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, is "seriously deficient," according to a study being published in the June issue of Computer magazine.
Email traffic gives clues to workplace threats
Employees carrying out an insider attack at work can be identified from the language they use in emails according to Lancaster psychologists.
Technology could be "aggravating" factor in sentencing
Existing criminal offences which feature the use of computers could be treated in the same way as offences involving driving suggest researchers.
Social media enables interactive jukebox
A digital jukebox which uses social networking to select music has been developed by researchers at Lancaster University.
Cyber scaremongering isn't working claim small businesses
Stop talking about cyber security and start talking about digital business risk…that's the message coming over loud and clear from the small business industry.
New kit pumps up 3-D feedback
A brand new computer system which provides 3-D feedback on weightlifting performance will now be taken to another level by a Lancaster University scientist.
Haymeadows are good for the environment, researchers say
(Phys.org)—Traditional haymeadows are much better at supporting biodiversity and preventing water pollution than intensively farmed fields according to research from Lancaster University.