The LANCS Initiative is built on a collaboration between four U.K. Universities: LAncaster, Nottingham, Cardiff and Southampton.

The initiative will secure a significant enhancement of research leadership in foundational OR within the UK through:

  • recruiting senior scientists of international standing and junior scientists who have the potential to be tomorrow’s leaders
  • providing training (at doctoral and postdoctoral levels) to develop a new generation of outstanding OR scientists.

 The initiative will establish a major national hub of leading edge research activity centred on the OR groups of the four participating universities.