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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Application Deadline: Varies by project.    Interviews will be held in: Varies by project.   PhD Description:   Biofilms are central to some of the most urgent global challenges and exert considerable economic impact across industry sectors...

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20 Feb 2018
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Following the above, and in order for the maritime industries to realise the international economic benefits of Arctic shipping, one would require new transformational technological approaches for supporting safety of shipping in the Arctic. One should provide integrated solutions for assuring safet...

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26 Mar 2018
21 Sep 2018

Co Supervisor: Dr Sam Thompson Co Supervisor: Prof. John Langley Industry Supervisors: Dr Rogerio Ramos and Dr Chris Emslie   The PhD is in collaboration with Fibercore ( https://www.fibercore.com ), a company with a research centre in Southampton producing specialist fiber ...

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28 Mar 2018
21 Sep 2018

co supervisor: Prof Graeme Day Applications are invited for a prestigious industrial CASE PhD studentship, sponsored by Merck, in the Skylaris research group to work on applying large-scale first principles quantum mechanical simulations to Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs).  A great deal ...

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25 Apr 2018
30 Sep 2018

Co-supervisor: Prof Malgosia Kaczmarek Project description Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) are the next generation of Microsystems – integrated miniature devices comprising both mechanical and electrical components. NEMS have the ability to sense, control and actuate on...

Regius Professorship of Ocean Sciences

University of Southampton

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11 Jun 2018
31 Dec 2018

University of Southampton  Waterfront Campus, National Oceanography Centre Southampton Ocean and Earth Science, Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences   The University of Southampton seeks an exceptional candidate for its highly prestigious Regius Professors...

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29 Jun 2018
30 Sep 2018

Hydrogen bonding interactions have a profound effect on defining structure and directing chemical reactivity. In thermal chemistry this effect is well understood and leads to our current deep understanding of chemical structure and the parameterisation of these effects into models of extremely large...

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23 Jul 2018
19 Oct 2018

The project will support the development of methods and tools to enhance the physical modelling of fluid-structure interaction phenomena important in multidisciplinary optimisation studies, and the assessment of these methods for a range of problems relevant in aeronautics (e.g. transonic buffeting,...

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13 Aug 2018
31 Oct 2018

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline; applications will be considered in order they are received. Position available immediately   Studentship overview We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-organized student with an interest in applying the full range of synthetic organic chemistry met...

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16 Aug 2018
21 Sep 2018

The hydrodynamic drag experienced by moving underwater and surface vehicles can have a significant impact on their mission energy budgets in to propelling them through the oceanic fluidic medium, with the drag and the required power increasing non-linearly with the speed of travel.  The proposed top...

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