Defence and Security

Supporting the Defence and Security Sector

The defence and security industries are at the cutting edge of monumental change ⁠— ever-evolving to adapt, accelerate, and advance the UK's progress in technology, logistics, and education. As an anchor institution to a region possessing a rich military heritage, the University of Lincoln seeks to engage further with our defence and security community — sharing knowledge, developing skills, and encouraging innovation through collaborative research.

At the University of Lincoln, we intend to build on our existing sector-wide partnerships to continue our trajectory in providing evidence-based, sustainable, and forward-thinking solutions for our partners engaged in all forms of defence and security activity.

Education

Pioneering Research

Aligning with our industrial research strategy, academic colleagues across the University are engaged in numerous research projects to solve real-world challenges facing our Defence and Security sectors. Our Defence and Security Research Network (DSRN) seeks to engage with the armed forces and industry partners to find solutions together. If you’d like to find out more about our academic expertise relevant to defence, space, and security, please get in touch.

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Greater Lincolnshire Defence and Security Network

The Greater Lincolnshire Defence and Security Network (GL DSN) is an industry led forum, founded by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, its Defence and Security Advisory Board, and the University of Lincoln. Bringing together national and international defence organisations, manufacturing, research, development and innovation expertise, the network is designed to provide a single forum to overcome sector challenges and identify business opportunities in Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland.



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The 'Tedder Talks' Series

The ‘Tedder Talks’ are recorded 20-minute interviews with leading figures in business, academia, and the military. Facilitated by Dr Craig Marsh, Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of Lincoln International Business School, these insightful and varied discussions focus on a particular current and relevant topic of leadership.

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Partnering with the Supply Chain

As well as supporting our nation’s armed forces and the MoD, the University works closely with supply chain organisations such as SRC UK, BAE Systems, and Leonardo to deliver collaborative projects, research, and educational partnerships. Our understanding and experience of the sector’s demands and challenges from supplier to end user positions us strongly to help our partners innovate, upskill, and increase productivity.

International Bomber Command Centre

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are proud co-developers of The International Bomber Command Centre's Digital Archive, which collects the personal stories of those caught in the bombing during World War 2, both military and civilian, on both sides of the conflict.

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Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Proudly supporting those who serve, we have been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award, being one of the first universities to receive this accolade. We continue to uphold our pledge to support members of the armed forces community, including our students, staff, and wider networks.

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Conservation and Restoration

Our specialist commercial arm of the University's College of Arts, Lincoln Conservation, possesses extensive expertise in conservation and restoration of the interior and exterior features of listed and historic buildings, historic artefacts, easel paintings, and historic paint analysis. The team's work has extended across areas of the military, and with an increased focus on 3D scanning and replication, they have enjoyed supporting our partners increasingly through a digital lens.

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Want to Find out More?

If you’d like to find out more about any of the projects or specialisms listed on this page, please get in touch for an initial chat and our team will connect you to the appropriate department.

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