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. 

 

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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PhD Studentship: Advanced simulation tools for prediction of flash-back in hydrogen-rich gas turbine combustion Energy Technology Research Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Sunday 22 January 2017 Reference:  682016BX Project Reference: NGCM-0022 ...

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PhD Studentship: Generalised robust asymptotic numerical methods for non-linear buckling instability problems in biological systems and bio-inspired morphing structures. nCATS Research Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Sunday 22 January 2017 Reference: &nbs...

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PhD Studentship: Towards Decoding the Fundamental Theory of Nature at the Large Hadron Collider. Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Sunday 22 January 2017 Reference:  682516F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0013 The task o...

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PhD Studentship: Modelling the flow of glass during the draw of microstructure optical fibres. Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Research Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Sunday 22 January 2017 Reference:  682616AK Project Reference: NGCM-003 ...

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PhD Studentship: Computational modelling of the dynamic interaction between the human body and a car seat Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 27 January 2017 Reference:  380714KR Project Reference: NGCM-12 The m...

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PhD Studentship: Teams of Autonomous Agents Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 27 January 2017 Reference:  388314F2 Project Reference: NGCM-14 Project Themes: Energy and climate change, Transportation This...

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PhD Studentship: Multiscale simulation of additive – coating lubrication materials for automotive applications. Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 27 January 2017 Reference:  684816F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0...

PhD Studentship: Deep Optimisation

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PhD Studentship: Deep optimisation Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 27 January 2017 Reference:  684916F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0078 This project will develop the implementation and application of a new opti...

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PhD Studentship: Toward an identification of the Nature of Dark Matter (DM) with numerical simulations Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 27 January 2017 Reference:  685316F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0079 Dark M...

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PhD Studentship: Design and optimisation of bio-inspired programmable surfaces with active materials. Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 27 January 2017 Reference:  685416F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0080 In Natu...

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Chancellor: Dame Helen Alexander, DBE

Dame Helen Alexander, distinguished business woman

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Sir Christopher Snowden

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden is a renowned engineer, academic and businessman

Awards:


In recent years the University of Southampton has been rated as one of the world's top 100 universities by the Times Higher Education Table.

The 2011 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 75th overall in the world, and Webometrics Ranking of World Universities ranking Southampton 32nd in the world.

Key facts:


Undergraduate: 16,000

Postgraduates: 7,000

Staff: 6,000