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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07 Apr 2017
30 Aug 2018

PhD Studentship: Next-generation low-noise hydrofoil-blade design Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Thursday 30 August 2018 Reference: 859117AK Project Reference:  AACE-AFM-299 Project Theme: &nb...

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24 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2018

PhD Studentship: A MEMS Optical Switch for a Miniature Wide-band Radiometer for Terrestrial and Space Applications Astronautics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Saturday 21 July 2018 Reference: 899417AK Project Reference: AACE-ASTRO-379 A n...

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01 Dec 2017
01 Sep 2018

The development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a major problem for modern healthcare. A recent World Health Organization report stated: “resistance to common bacteria has reached alarming levels in many parts of the world and that in some settings, few, if any, of the available trea...

PhD Studentship: Quantum Polaritonics

University of Southampton

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01 Dec 2017
31 Aug 2018

Project description Applications are invited from EU/UK nationals for two PhD studentships in the field of Quantum Polaritonics at the Dept of Physics & Astronomy, University of Southampton, which hosts the UK's flagship EPSRC research programme on polaritonics.   Recently, w...

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01 Dec 2017
31 Aug 2018

This project aims to develop novel ultra-wideband Bi-doped fibre amplifiers and lasers covering the wavelength spans 1150 – 1500nm and 1625 – 1750nm where no silica based rare earth doped fibre amplifier exists. The first challenge to achieving this relates to fibre fabrication and deter...

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07 Dec 2017
31 Jul 2018

Funding: stipend of £18,000.00/year and all fees Eligibility: UK Nationals only Deadline: March 1 st   Project Summary: This project will explore novel circuit design techniques for enhancing embedded SRAM cells and related analogue and digital circuits to improv...

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08 Dec 2017
31 Aug 2018

Co-supervisor: Prof. James S. Wilkinson   In this project, we propose to realise a generic, flexible, compact sensing platform for health diagnostics with high sensitivity and selectivity, based on Raman spectroscopy on optical waveguide chips. The platform will comprise a low-c...

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11 Dec 2017
01 Aug 2018

Co-supervisor : Prof. Kees de Groot   Project description We are offering a PhD position to undertake research on the physics of nanostructured materials as their confined dimensions approach the atomic limit. Examples of the work ongoing within the group include using re...

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12 Dec 2017
01 Sep 2018

Marine infrastructure and transport both old and new has to survive the harsh environment they operate in. There is little understanding of degradation processes when mechanical wear and corrosion combine which results in material/coating section and life predictions of key components or entire asse...

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19 Dec 2017
01 Sep 2018

The railway industry is committed to transforming the way it works by fully deriving value from data.   The advent of modern toolsets, libraries of machine learning algorithms and affordable Big Data platforms, presents a unique opportunity. Vast collections of railway data can now be viewed as...

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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.

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Undergraduate: 16,000

Postgraduates: 7,000

Staff: 6,000