University of Central Lancashire

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University located in Preston in the county of Lancashire in England.

The University of Central Lancashire is a. The university was first founded as "The Institution For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge" in 1828. In 1992, it was granted university status by the Privy Council. It is the nineteenth largest university in the UK in terms of student numbers[1].


The university is on an urban campus in Preston; others in Burnley, Westlakes in West Cumbria (for nuclear and energy related research programmes) and a €53 million campus in Cyprus opened in October 2012.

The university has students and researchers from over 100 countries and partnerships with 125 international institutions. It has a base in China's Shenzhen Virtual University Park, conducting collaborative research with some of China's leading universities into nanotechnology with applications in drug delivery, water purification and fire toxicity.

UCLan has 98 professors, over 600 research members of staff, and 763 research students. There are 246 Honorary Fellows of the university.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Paul Nuttall30 November 1976Politician
Yusuf TaiNovember 1980UK