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 campusis 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 Winchesterand 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 likeminded 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.


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Project description Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) is attracting increasing attention as a sustainable, recyclable and synthetic “drop-in” alternative to the use of fossil fuels, particularly across the transportation sector. Chemical energy stored in the form of hydrocarbons that are de...

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Particle systems are ubiquitous across the environmental (air particles, riverbeds, sand dunes and avalanches, etc.), industrial (combustion unit reactors, and spray coating technologies, etc.) and pharmaceutical (ingredient conveying, blending, drying and capsule loading, etc.) sectors. With signif...

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Project description Silicon materials are synonymous with the microelectronics industry and, in particular, the processors used in everyday gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, digital radios and televisions. More recently, due to its favourable optical properties in the telecoms band, sili...

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Project description Semiconductor photonics is fast becoming one of the most active areas of research, offering optoelectronic solutions for a wide range of applications not only in telecoms, but also in medicine, imaging, spectroscopy, and sensing. Within this field, a subdivision that is gai...

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Project description Two dimensional (2D)-materials are currently at the forefront of an exciting wave of scientific research. Compared to the traditional bulk counterparts, the high confinement in the 2D plane gives rise to unique optical and electronic properties that are advantageous for wid...

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Fll tuition for UK Students plus an enhanced stipend of £21,000 tax-free p.a. for up to 3.5 years

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Project description Two-micron fibre laser technology has the potential to yield a wealth of new applications in areas such as industrial laser processing, medicine, defence and optical communications. Moreover, significant power scaling advantages can be gained by moving from traditional ytte...

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Project description This PhD project offers a unique interdisciplinary life sciences experience at the interface of medicine, biomedical imaging and computational engineering, with the aim to better understand life influences on bone quality in children and tweenagers. You will work closely to...

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Project description Applications are invited for a PhD student to join the research groups of Dr Evans and Dr Carugo to develop novel methods of delivering bioactive gas using ultrasound-responsive nanodroplets to promote bone fracture healing.   Bone repair is a big problem in socie...

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Challenge : Recent breakthroughs in decision making, sensing and mechanical design, are paving the way for autonomous systems (AS) that can carry out a wide range of tasks of unprecedented complexity, e.g., autonomous air and maritime vehicles, self-driving cars. Increasingly, we see teams involving...

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06 Apr 2020
31 Aug 2020

Understanding the Earth's environmental frontiers - from planetary interiors to space - is essential for tackling global challenges and hazards, but they are inaccessible using conventional means. Although these environmental frontiers are remote or otherwise hard to access, they contain the majorit...

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