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: Bubbles for bone: acoustic stimulation for drug delivery in fracture repair. Bioengineering Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Wednesday 24 January 2018 Reference: 830317BX Project Reference: EngSci-Bio-147 Bone repair i...

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PhD Studentship: Raised efficiency of rolling contact by multiscale modelling nCATS Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Wednesday 24 January 2018 Reference: 830017BX Project Reference: ENGSCI-NCATS-122 Surface and lubricant interactions o...

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PhD Studentship: Further Understanding of Rolling Contact Fatigue in Rolling Bearings. nCATS Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Wednesday 24 January 2018 Reference: 830117BX Project Reference: EngSci-NCATS-123 Rolling element bearings ha...

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PhD Studentship: Numerical and Experimental Study on Plasma and Electromagnetic Wave Interaction in a Weakly Ionized Flow Astronautics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Friday 26 January 2018 Reference: 831417AK Project Reference: AACE-AS...

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CDT-SIS-159: The influence of hydrodynamics on the collective behaviour of fish: an ecohydraulics approach to mitigating environmental impacts of water and energy infrastructure Engineering & the Environment Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Saturday 03 Februa...

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PhD Studentship: Microstructure and property of multiple metallic materials manufactured by novel 3D printing technique. Engineering & the Environment Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Saturday 03 February 2018 Reference: 836017F2 Project ...

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PhD Studentship: Development of an Advanced High Temperature Xenon Resistojet Thruster for Telecommunication Spacecraft Propulsion Engineering & the Environment Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Saturday 03 February 2018 Reference: 836217F2 Pro...

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PhD Studentship: Theoretical and computational peridynamics for fracture of materials and structures Engineering & the Environment Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 February 2018 Reference: 837417F2 Project Reference: NGCM-105 ...

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PhD Studentship: A symbolic-numeric integrative modelling framework for skin biophysics. Engineering & the Environment Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 February 2018 Reference: 837517F2 Project Reference: NGCM-106. Besides t...

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PhD Studentship: Understanding the early universe using simulations of Lattice Quantum Field Theory. Engineering & the Environment Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Friday 09 February 2018 Reference: 838317F2 Project Reference:  NGCM-103. ...

Key staff:


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.

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Undergraduate: 16,000

Postgraduates: 7,000

Staff: 6,000