Research & Innovation, Making a Difference
Research is at the heart of the University of Lincoln and our staff and students are an integral part of our research community. Research shapes and inspires our academic structure, it forms the content of our teaching and learning, it underpins our partnerships and relations around the world.
Our students, more than ever, should be prepared to develop the critical thinking skills integral to underpinning a research discipline. The University of Lincoln prepares them for this by engaging them in our research agenda, Student as Producer.
Research is not only crucial in underpinning the teaching and enterprise agendas of the University, it is vital to the economic success and social fabric of society.
First New School of Engineering in the UK for 20 Years
In collaboration with Siemens, the University of Lincoln has just created the first purpose-built School of Engineering in the UK for more than 20 years. The new School is already attracting funding and receiving accolades for its research outputs. Professor Paul Stewart, the Founding Head of the School, has recently been appointed Pro Vice Chancellor for Research.
The collaboration between the University of Lincoln and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd has been commended by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). It was one of only five projects shortlisted for the Team award at their recent Innovation Awards which celebrated the products, technologies and processes that lead the way in engineering innovation.
The Engineering School’s development is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, East Midlands Development Agency, Higher Education Funding Council for England, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd, Lincolnshire County Council and the University.
“The School of Engineering at the University of Lincoln is a prime example of the way in which directed strategic funding has brought tangible and sustainable benefits to the education sector, industry and the wider community. The relationship with Siemens is a unique collaboration to produce industry-ready graduates, who are well prepared to make an immediate impact when they enter the world of work.” - Professor Paul Stewart, Founding Head of Lincoln School of Engineering.
Multi-million pound science and innovation park announced
Lincoln is to become home to some of the finest scientific minds and most innovative high-tech businesses in the UK, thanks to ambitious plans announced Thursday 2nd August 2012.
The University of Lincoln and Lincolnshire Co-operative are joining forces to transform a disused 10-acre site in the heart of the city into a world-class science and innovation park.
The multi-million pound project will see a substantial plot of land and buildings on Green Lane (off Tritton Road) becoming a hub of science and technology expertise and home to a mix of university and commercial enterprises in what is a first for the city.
Part of the development of the park, which is owned by Lincolnshire Co-op, is the University's plan to locate its School of Life Sciences and the proposed new School of Pharmacy in Becor House.
Significant refurbishment of this landmark building by the University will create state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching spaces for disciplines such as biology, biomedical science and bioveterinary science.
In addition, the University as the anchor tenant would create spin-out businesses and attract onto the site high-tech companies in the fields of pharmaceutical science and biotechnology as well as other areas of scientific and industrial development and engineering.
"This is a tremendously exciting step for the University as we strengthen and grow our science provision, and one which will bring massive benefits to the city in terms of employment and inward investment. "Highly skilled professionals who have previously looked outside Lincolnshire for career opportunities will be attracted to the area or be encouraged to stay, and the potential to bring in new investors and high-tech businesses to boost the local economy is enormous. "Our shared vision with Lincolnshire Co-operative is to build a vibrant and successful community of knowledge creators and businesses, working together creatively to promote enterprise, employment, investment and education in Lincoln." - Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor