University of Southampton

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United Kingdom

The History

The origins of the university date back to the founding of the Hartley Institution in 1862 following a legacy to the Corporation of Southampton by Henry Robinson Hartley. In 1902, the Institution developed into the Hartley University College awarding degrees from the University of London. On 29 April 1952, the institution was granted a Royal Charter to give the University of Southampton full university status, allowing the university to award its own degrees.

The university has seven teaching campuses. The main campus is located in the Highfield area of Southampton and is supplemented by four other campuses within the city: Avenue Campus housing the Faculty of Humanities, the National Oceanography Centre housing courses in Ocean and Earth Sciences, Southampton General Hospital offering courses in Medicine and Health Sciences, and Boldrewood Campus an engineering and maritime technology campus housing also the university's strategic ally Lloyd's Register. In addition, the university operates a School of Art based in nearby Winchester and an international branch in Malaysia offering courses in Engineering.

 

Why Southampton?

The University of Southampton is already one of the top 10 research-led universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities. We offer first-rate opportunities and facilities for study and research, and a stimulating working environment. We work closely with business and industry, and has a strong enterprise agenda.

The discipline base is broad, encompassing all the major academic subjects, but also has a unique commitment to innovation, which is evidenced both in outstanding research and scholarships at the leading edge, and also in the ability to pioneer new approaches and techniques relevant to the world today.

As part of our drive to attract the most promising students, promote our groundbreaking research and forge new links with business and industry, we have developed close relationships with talented people and like-minded organisations across the world.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre is part of the Wessex Institute in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. Over 96% of Southampton's research been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university ranks 11th for research power among Russell Universities.

 

 

Working at Southampton

At the University of Southampton, we aspire to change the world for the better through our research, education, innovation and enterprise. Our reputation for world-class teaching and research is reflected in our high ranking in the university league tables. We have a diverse and vibrant student community and continue to invest in our campuses and facilities.

With a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff.

 

Southampton Business School

The Business School is a strong part of the University with successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, a large PhD portfolio as well as an MBA and DBA programme. Our interdisciplinary research coalesces around multiple research centres which enables us to develop exciting, innovative and rewarding projects that address global challenges and change the world for the better. As a member of the Alan Turing Institute we are proud of our pedigree in quantitative analytics and more broadly data sciences. Equally the school places great importance on research in entrepreneurial business management through both qualitative and quantitative approaches.  

 


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Supervisory Team: Prof Paul Kemp, Dr Andrew Vowles Project description Globally, freshwater fish have economic, ecological and cultural value. Freshwater ecosystems are the most degraded of all environments, and fish are one of the most threatened groups of vertebrates. Human activity, ...

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Supervisory Team: Anil K Madhusudhanan Project description A significant reduction of carbon emissions is needed to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. In 2019, the UK government passed legislation that requires the UK to bring all carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050. Accor...

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Supervisory Team: Firman Simanjuntak, Themis Prodromakis   The Centre for Electronics Frontiers is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies, and unconventional computing architectures. Our team encompasses diverse e...

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Supervisory Team: Firman Simanjuntak, Themis Prodromakis   The Centre for Electronics Frontiers is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies, and unconventional computing architectures. Our team encompasses diverse e...

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Supervisory Team:     Dr. Andrew Vowles and Prof. Paul Kemp Project description The world has undergone wide-scale urbanisation in recent decades, and the percentage of people living in cities is predicted to grow from 30% in 1950 to 68% by 2050. Ubiquitous with urbanisation is artificia...

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07 Dec 2021
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The Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) in the UK: Advancing online survey methodology The Department of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton is looking to recruit a researcher with expertise in survey methodology. The project will conduct and analyse survey exper...

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07 Dec 2021
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Summary The Economic and Social Research Council South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC SCDTP) is pleased to announce the fifth call for applications to its Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) scheme aimed at providing a career development opportunity for those in the immediately postdoctor...

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08 Dec 2021
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Shape our success This is an exciting time to join the University of Southampton.   We are seeking a visionary Vice-President (International and Engagement) who shares our commitment to build on and drive forward our current achievements, and who will proactively seek out opportunities to...

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08 Dec 2021
28 Feb 2022

Location:   Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Monday 28 February 2022 Reference:   1628621DA Supervisory Team:     Zhengtong Xie, Steven Herring Project description We have now run into a fast evolving but more uncertain world. This includes fast developing urban environments...

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08 Dec 2021
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Supervisory Team:    Christopher Holmes – University of Southampton,  Janice Barton – University of Bristol, Khosru Rahman - BAE Systems,  Stuart Kitching – BAE Systems Project description Composite materials have revolutionised engineering, from highly efficient wind tur...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Ruby Wax, OBE

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Mark E. Smith

Awards:

Ranked 97th in the QS World University Rankings for 2020 and 17th in UK universities listed

QS World University Subject rankings for 2019 (5 in top 50) - Nursing (9); Archaeology (48); Earth and Marine Sciences (46); Engineering - Mineral and Mining (30); Statistics and Operational Research (48)

Ranked 20th in The Times and The Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide 2020; ranked 1st in the UK for Physiotherapy, with 11 subjects in the top 10

Ranked 122th in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 and 15th among UK universities listed.

Ranked 11th in Times Higher Education's (THE) 'Golden Age' universities 2019 - the top 271 institutions founded as universities between 1945 and 1967. Southampton is 2nd among the UK universities featured.

Awarded Silver by the Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Panel (2018)

Three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, approved directly by The Queen and Parliament.

Key facts:

Enrolled Students: 24,600

Undergraduate: 17,100

Postgraduates: 7,500

Staff: 6,000