PhD opportunities within the LANCS Initiative
In the LANCS Initiative, the universities of Lancaster, Nottingham, Cardiff and Southampton are partnering with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the delivery of a £13 million investment over five years whose primary goal is to grow the UK’s research capacity in foundational OR. EPSRC’s contribution is made as a Science and Innovation award of £5.4 million. The investment will facilitate an expansion of the academic base and the training of a new generation of OR researchers. The initiative will develop networks of leading edge research activity in OR, with knowledge transfer playing a central role. For more information on LANCS please visit its website at http://www.lancs-initiative.ac.uk
As part of the research training aspect of the initiative, the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University will be offering funded places to undertake PhD study within LANCS’ principal research themes. These are
- Green Logistics
- Heuristic Understanding
- Systems to build systems
Details of projects and research areas eligible for support under the initiative may be found by visiting the pages dedicated to the research groups in
Application for places is made in the usual way (see the Admissions Information page). Students undertaking PhD study within LANCS will have access to a rich range of opportunities for engagement with researchers and users of research within the LANCS network.