02 Corporation Street, Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom
UCLan is recognised as a world-class institution, by its inclusion in the 2010 QS World Rankings - the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status. Amongst its programme portfolio of some 500 undergraduate and 200+ postgraduate courses, UCLan is at the forefront of developing degrees in emerging disciplines. The University aims to create the perfect blend of knowledge and practical experience to equip its graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work. Not only are employability skills embedded into every degree course, but the sector-defining ‘futures’ careers and employability service offers help and advice, courses and work experience opportunities to help UCLan graduates’ CVs stand out from the pack. UCLan’s partnership network extends to 125 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia; it runs 100+ student exchange programmes.
UCLan currently employs over 2,300 permanent members of staff. UCLan has the global recognition of its peers, with a focus on applied research, including the identification of human remains in mass disasters, the development of new sign languages, and a variety of health-related research initiatives that are helping to change lives around the world. The University encourages and nurtures originality, from its ground-breaking energy management partnership with British Aerospace Marconi Electronic Systems (BAE Systems) to its launch of the world’s first International Fashion Institute and the UK’s first MBA in Fashion, to its proud record of student business start-ups – a sector-leading 60% of which are still thriving after three years. Research in innovation and performance is at the heart of this research within UCLan. As a result of this, it has been rated Top Modern University in the North West for the 6th year running by the ‘Good University Guide’ due to its encouragement and engagement with research relating creativity and entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.
UCLAN Team Members
Dr. Champika Liyanage
Reader in Facilities Management, University of Central Lancashire
Contact address: HB242, School of Engineering, University of Central Lancashire,
Champika is currently working as a Reader in Facilities Management in the School of Engineering, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. She has a PhD in Facilities Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Champika is engaged in carrying out research activities in the areas of Sustainable Construction, Healthcare Facilities Management, Infrastructure Management and Public Private Partnerships.
She has secured many grants, especially EU grants, over the past few years. For examples, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (EU COST) Networking Grant on ‘Public Private Partnerships in EU Transport: Trends and Theory (P3T3)’ – Ref. TU1001; FP7 EU-South Asian collaborative project on ‘Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development, and Education’ (CASCADE - Contract Number: 609562); Horizon 2020 project on ‘Business Models for Enhancing Funding and Enabling Financing for Infrastructure in Transport’ (BENEFIT - Grant Agreement No. 635973); and Erasmus+ project on ‘Advancing Skill Creation to Enhance Transformation’ (ASCENT – grant agreement is being prepared); and an Knowledge Transfer project on ‘Indoor Air Quality, Dampness and Mould Growth in Renovated Properties in Northwest England’. Champika has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conferences papers to-date. She has also won several awards for her research and publications.