University awarded £4m for digital lead

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LANCASTER University has been awarded £4 million to lead a regional consortium aimed at boosting the UK economy through the growth of the digital and creative industries.

Lancaster, with Newcastle University and the Royal College of Art, is one of four universities in the UK chosen by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to lead a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy for the next four years.

Each of the four universities will lead consortia that will include other universities, and a host of creative businesses, arts and culture organisations and other agencies, including the BBC and Microsoft.

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