Lancaster is consistently highly placed in all major league tables, ranked top ten in the Guardian, Times and Complete University Guide.91%.Students at Lancaster University are among the most satisfied in the UK according to the 2016 National Student Survey, in which the University achieved 91% on the overall satisfaction score, placing it firmly amongst the top 10 UK universities.130,000 ALUMNI.Lancaster University has an alumni network of over 130,000 alumni in 183 countries worldwide.NEW SPORTS CENTRE.Summer 2011 saw the opening of our brand new £20m Sports Centre, ranked sixth in the THE Student Experience Survey 2015.97%/97% of Lancaster University graduates have gone into work (82% at graduate level) or further study within six months of graduatingN8 GROUP/Lancaster University is a member of the N8 Group (which focuses on five areas of research: Ageing and Health; Energy; Molecular Engineering; Regenerative Medicine and Water) a research partnership of the top 8 most research intensive universities in the North of England.£450 MILLION.More than £450m has been invested into the campus since 2002, creating new academic facilities, student social facilities and improved teaching space. We have award winning eco-residences, opened a £10m centre for the Creative Arts in 2010, and a brand new home for Engineering.12,000.We have over 12,000 students across one of the safest campuses in the UK.9 COLLEGES.As one of the few collegiate universities in the UK we welcome each student to one of our colleges on campus. In addition to our eight undergraduate colleges, we have one dedicated to our postgraduate students.Lancaster University has been awarded the highest possible score in the UK government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings. Our TEF Gold rating is based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the good careers our graduates go into.Green Lancaster is a collaborative initiative run by Lancaster University and Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU) to:Provide a central forum for demonstrating and disseminating good sustainability practice.Engage the University community as a whole to encourage and embed sustainable behaviours.Facilitate the linking of teaching, research, and practice, utilising the significant expertise within the University.Alter staff and student behaviours in order to reduce carbon emissions, energy and resource consumption associated with University activities and operations.Provide a student experience that promotes sustainability.Our vision is to become a university that is globally significant – a leader in higher education that provides the highest quality research and teaching, and engages locally and internationally on the issues and debates of the day and future. Driven by research, and stimulating learning, the globally significant university informs and changes practice and thinking worldwide.
十大大学：兰卡斯特在所有主要的联赛表中一直处于高位，在“Times and Complete University ”排名中排名前十。91%：根据2016年度国家学生调查报告，兰卡斯特大学的学生在英国最为满意，其中大学在整体满意度评分上取得了91%，牢牢占据了英国十大大学之列。130,000校友：兰卡斯特大学在全球183个国家拥有超过13万校友的校友网络。新体育中心：2011年夏季，我们全新的花费2000万英镑的体育中心开幕，在2015年学生体验调查中排名第六。97%：兰卡斯特大学毕业生97%已毕业(82%毕业生)或毕业后6个月内进修。N8集团：兰卡斯特大学是N8集团的成员(其重点是五个研究领域：老龄化与健康、能源、分子工程、再生医学和水)，是英国北部八大研究密集型大学之间的研究伙伴。四千五百万英镑：自2002年以来已投入4.5亿多元的校园，创造了新的学术设施，学生社会设施和教学空间的改善。我们拥有屡获殊荣的生态住宅，于2010年为创意艺术开创了一千万英镑的中心，这是一个全新的工程之家。12000：我们在英国最安全的一所校区有超过12,000名学生。9大受欢迎大学之一：作为英国少数几所大学之一，我们欢迎每位学生到校园的一所大学。除了八所本科院校，我们还有一个致力于研究生。兰卡斯特大学在英国政府教学卓越框架(TEF)评分中获得了最高的分数。我们的TEF黄金评级是基于高质量的教学，优良的教学设施和我们毕业生进入的良好职业。绿色兰卡斯特是由兰卡斯特大学和兰卡斯特大学学生联盟(LUSU)合作开展的：提供展示和传播良好可持续发展实践的中心论坛。吸引大学社区整体鼓励和嵌入可持续发展的行为。促进教学、研究和实践的联系利用大学内的重要专长。改变员工和学生的行为以减少与大学活动和运营相关的碳排放，能源和资源消耗。提供促进可持续发展的学生体验。我们的愿景是成为一个全球重要的大学，成为高等教育领导者，提供最高质量的研究和教学，并在当地和国际上参与当今和未来的问题和辩论。由研究和刺激学习驱动，全球重要的大学在全球范围内通报和改变实践和思考。
In 1947 a public meeting in Lancaster endorsed a proposal that there might be a university college established in the city. Although the idea lapsed for lack of government funding, in early 1961 it was revived by Lancashire County Council, and a Promotion Committee for a University in North-West Lancashire, chaired by Lord Derby, presented a proposal to the University Grants Committee for Lancaster to be chosen.
On 23 November 1961 an announcement was made in the House of Commons to that effect, and two bodies were set up to bring the new institution to life: an Academic Planning Board, chaired by Sir Noel Hall of Brasenose College, Oxford, and an Executive Council for the Establishment of a University at Lancaster, chaired by Sir Alfred Bates.The founding vice-chancellor, Charles Carter, came into post on 1 April 1963, on 14 September 1964 HM the Queen approved the Charter and Statutes, and the first students were admitted in October 1964 to study for degrees that were from the outset to be conferred by the university. Teaching took place at St Leonard's House, and students were accommodated in lodgings in Morecambe or Lancaster. HRH Princess Alexandra was installed as Chancellor in November 1964 and remained in post until December 2004. The transfer of departments from Lancaster to Bailrigg took place between 1966 and 1970, at the same time as the first four colleges were being established, enabling students to come into residence from 1968 onwards.The founding subjects were in the natural sciences, business subjects, and the humanities, including an emphasis on modern languages, while the second generation of subjects focused particularly on social sciences and technology. Four colleges were initially set up: Bowland and Lonsdale, Cartmel and County, and another five followed by 1990; Furness and Fylde, Pendle and Grizedale, and the Graduate College. Much time and effort was expended in building up the physical form and infrastructure of the university, including an increasing amount of space for research, and in the first decade of the new millennium a major expansion of residential accommodation took place at Alexandra Park, enabling all new students to have a room of their own, and most of other years who wished to be in residence to do so.From the outset the university was committed to undertaking research as well as teaching, and many successful teams built on early initiatives; for example, on the environment, low temperature physics, or the study of the creative arts.The seven research assessment exercises between 1986 and 2014 saw Lancaster rising steadily in the ascendant, especially in 1992 when the institution appeared in the top ten overall for the first time. Furthermore, Lancaster is highly ranked in each of the UK's major university league tables, including The Guardian (10th) the Complete University Guide (9th) and the Times (11th). The University has maintained its outstanding research reputation, and continuously seeks ways in which its research can be applied for the good of society. This work includes the development of three knowledge business centres, based on InfoLab21, the Management School, and the Lancaster Environment Centre.
The University now has about twelve thousand full-time students studying at Lancaster for first and higher degrees, and about seven hundred academic staff out of a total staff complement of over two thousand. In addition, the university confers the degrees of two colleges at Blackburn and Blackpool and has partnerships with higher education establishments overseas, including Sunway University College in Kuala Lumpur and the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil.There are now over one hundred thousand Lancaster alumni across the world.