Professor of Economics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Lancaster University is to establish a closer cooperation with IBM, the US based software giant. In the future, IBM could help Lancaster create courses on subjects like Smarter Planets, Smarter Cities, and Architecture & Enterprise Systems. Among other promising developments, the students can expect opportunities for a placement within IBM. Speaking to University House, Vice Chancellor Mark Smith said, "IBM shares many of our goals and both organisations are deeply focused on developing cultures of innovation. We believe that the common cultural values within our organisations give us a platform that we hope will lead to further closer working and potentially the development of exciting technology solutions." One of the key collaborative aims is to bring the University's Research to the highest level, and development of new research areas such as smart cities, big data, smarter commerce and business analytics.