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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Project description Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) is attracting increasing attention as a sustainable, recyclable and synthetic “drop-in” alternative to the use of fossil fuels, particularly across the transportation sector. Chemical energy stored in the form of hydrocarbons that are de...

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Co-supervisor: Denis Kramer   Project description Molecular dynamics simulations and first principles quantum mechanical calculations are powerful computational simulation techniques that can be used to provide understanding at the atomic level in chemical and physical processes of ...

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21 Aug 2019
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The world has undergone wide-scale urbanisation in recent decades. From 1950-2018 the number of people living in cities grew from 30% to 55%, and this value is projected to increase to 68% by 2050. Associated with urbanisation is an increase in levels of Artificial Light at Night (ALAN), which is co...

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Project description Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is increasingly used to analyze the hydrodynamic features of the built and natural environment; from warming ocean currents to high-speed ocean liners. However, the computational cost of such simulations is still too high for engineering p...

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Project description Municipal wastewater treatment is moving from energy-intensive conventional activated sludge to more advanced technology for sustainability. Aerobic granular sludge is a novel technology for wastewater treatment, which requires less footprint, less energy consumption and pr...

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Project description The Electronic Materials and Devices Research Group at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary team delivering novel solutions for advanced energy storage technologies, sensory systems and unconventional computing architectures. Our group encompasses di...

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07 Oct 2019
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Mechanical Engineering Location:  Highfield Campus Supervisor:                  Tiina Roose Co-supervisor: William Powrie   Project description Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world. All hum...

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Supervisor:                 Robert Wood Co-supervisor              Terry Harvey   Project description This PhD is aligned with a major EPSRC funded research being conducted at the national centre for advanced tribology at Southampton (nCATS) in collaboration the machine lea...

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15 Oct 2019
31 Aug 2020

The objective of this project is to develop a platform for real-world deployable high-finesse optical resonators.  In the past several years high finesse cavities have led to a number of impressive demonstrations such as optical comb generation, entangled single photon generation for a variety ...

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15 Oct 2019
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The progress in fundamental science and technology has allowed researchers to explore intriguing, but often elusive, quantum effects in atoms, ions and semiconductor nanostructures. Cryogenic temperatures and complex trapping techniques are often required to be able to access these fragile quantum s...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Ruby Wax, OBE

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Mark E. Smith

Awards:

Ranked 97th in the QS World University Rankings for 2020 and 17th in UK universities listed

QS World University Subject rankings for 2019 (5 in top 50) - Nursing (9); Archaeology (48); Earth and Marine Sciences (46); Engineering - Mineral and Mining (30); Statistics and Operational Research (48)

Ranked 20th in The Times and The Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide 2020; ranked 1st in the UK for Physiotherapy, with 11 subjects in the top 10

Ranked 122th in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 and 15th among UK universities listed.

Ranked 11th in Times Higher Education's (THE) 'Golden Age' universities 2019 - the top 271 institutions founded as universities between 1945 and 1967. Southampton is 2nd among the UK universities featured.

Awarded Silver by the Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Panel (2018)

Three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, approved directly by The Queen and Parliament.

Key facts:

Enrolled Students: 24,600

Undergraduate: 17,100

Postgraduates: 7,500

Staff: 6,000