The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. From state-of-the-art facilities and world class teaching and support to help undergraduate students succeed, to providing world-leading Astrophysics researchers with the opportunity to work with NASA and photograph the Sun, UCLan has it all.
UCLan has evolved over the years to become a world class institution, recognised with its inclusion in the 2010 QS World Rankings – the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status. With 11 areas ofresearch judged ‘world leading’in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 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.
Amongst its program portfolio of some500 undergraduate and 200+ postgraduate courses, UCLan has been at the forefront of developing degrees in the emerging disciplines of Journalism, Fashion, Forensics and Sports Science. The range of excellence extends to include the likes of Pharmacy, Architecture, Astrophysics and the first new School of Dentistry to be launched in the UK in more than a century.
A truly global institution, UCLan’s student body includes 120 nationalities; its partnership network extends to 125 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia; it runs 100+ student exchange programmes; it has a new campus in Cyprus and a further campus being built in Thailand.
Since 2003, Sanda and UCLan signed collegiate agreement, 7 students from different majors in Sanda has been to UCLan to get further education.
Sanda and UCLan began “3+1” and “4+1” cooperation program from 2004. The third grade students of junior college in Sanda can apply for the last year (the third year) studying of bachelor’s degree in UCLan. Students can apply for many majors including business, business English, tourism, administrative management and so on. The fourth grade undergraduate in Sanda can apply for master’s degree courses of UCLan.