University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was founded in 1828 as the ‘Institution for the diffusion of Knowledge’. In recent years we have invested over £100 million on state-of-the-art infrastructure and technological support projects for both academic and non-academic activities. Today we have a staff and student community approaching 38,000.

We are a truly international university with global reach and ambition; we have students from over 100 countries and have partnerships with 125 international institutions across the world. In 2012 UCLan Cyprus established the First British University in Cyprus and is recognised locally and internationally for its distinctive approach to university education.

In the recent Capita Staff Survey, UCLan was awarded 'Employer of Choice' status and were ranked as one of the top 25 (Public Sector) companies to work for. More recently we achieved the Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard.

We believe in establishing collaborate partnerships, marrying academic excellence with applied business research, entrepreneurship and innovation. Our Research is crucial to the economic and social development of society; whether it’s devising a blood test to detect brain tumors or uncovering a potential cause of Alzheimer’s, UCLan’s research is life changing. We are proud to embed innovative thinking in the real world, if you are too, then join us.


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Key facts

  • One of the UK’s largest universities
  • A staff and student community approaching 38,000
  • Awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award
  • An increasingly thriving campus in Cyprus