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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29 Oct 2018
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Summary: PhD Studentship: Light-Matter Interactions Nanophotonics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date: Saturday 31 August 2019 Reference: 1071718PN Supervisor: Prof. Nikolay I. Zheludev Co-supervisor: Dr Nikitas Papasimakis Project description: Ful...

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13 Nov 2018
31 Jul 2019

PhD Studentship – Atomistic simulation methods for ion conduction in battery materials School of Chemistry Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 July 2019 Reference:  1077318EB PhD Supervisor: Prof Chris-Kriton Skylaris                            co super...

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06 Dec 2018
30 Sep 2019

In this project we aim to develop reliable mid-IR delivery fibres that circumvent the lack of durable and low-loss glasses in this technologically important part of the electromagnetics spectrum. The student will develop a manufacturing platform for compound-glass-based hollow-core fibres, based on ...

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06 Dec 2018
30 Sep 2019

Fibre optics has transformed telecommunications and profoundly impacted industrial manufacturing, medical endoscopy and structural sensing. In many applications however, fibres are operating close to fundamental physical limits of the glass forming their core. A transformative new technological step...

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06 Dec 2018
30 Sep 2019

Fibre optics has transformed telecommunications and profoundly impacted industrial manufacturing, medical endoscopy and structural sensing. In many applications however, fibres are operating close to fundamental physical limits of the glass forming their core. A transformative new technology is requ...

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06 Dec 2018
30 Sep 2019

Because of their unique properties derived from confining and guiding light in a hollow region rather than in a solid material, hollow optical fibers hold a great promise for a wide range of applications, including high power delivery, gas sensing, metrology, sensing, quantum optics and in particula...

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12 Dec 2018
31 Aug 2019

Project description We are looking for a candidate with an interest in fibre optics and a degree or masters’ degree in physics or electronics to join us in researching the applications of brand new hollow core optical fibres developed at the University of Southampton (see ‘Further information...

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12 Dec 2018
31 Aug 2019

Co-supervisor: Professor David Richardson We are looking for candidates with an interest in fibre opitcs and a degree or masters’ degree in physics or electronics to join us in researching novel optical fibres (hollow core fibres) manufactured in our Cleanroom complex for use in emerging applic...

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12 Dec 2018
31 Aug 2019

We are looking for candidates interested in a broad range of photonics to investigate new integrated (small size, efficient, integrable with other components on the same photonics chip) detectors for the mid-infrared region that will be significantly faster than those available today.  The proj...

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12 Dec 2018
31 Aug 2019

Co-supervisor: Professor David Richardson We are looking for applicants with an interest in photonics, photonics signals and components, and their precise control, to investigate new architectures of photonics-aided radiofrequency (RF) signal digital-to-analogue conversion with the highest achi...

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Vice-Chancellor: Professor Sir Christopher Snowden

Awards:

Ranked 96th in the QS World University Rankings for 2019 

Five subjects in the global top 50, according to QS World University Rankings 2019: Nursing (9); Archaeology (29); Earth and Marine Sciences (36); Engineering - Mineral and Mining (42); and Geography (46).

Ranked 126th in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 and 15th among UK universities listed.

Ranked 11th in Times Higher Education's (THE) 'Golden Age' universities 2018 - the top 200 institutions founded as universities between 1945 and 1967. Southampton is second among the UK universities featured.

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

Three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently for our expertise in photonics and fibre optic technology.

Key facts:

Undergraduate: 16,000

Postgraduates: 7,000

Staff: 6,000