The University of Southampton

University of Southampton
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SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

About The University of Southampton

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A successful university is made through the contributions of successful people. 

Our ambition at the University of Southampton is to change the world. This is a grand statement, but it is an achievable one with the support of the more than 200,000 hardworking people who make up the students, staff, alumni, and community of our institution.

Together, step-by-step we can research and create innovations which can make a real impact on the issues of our world.


  • We are a research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group - an organisation of 24 top UK universities dedicated to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards.
  • Our research grant income grows year on year, and in 2016/17 we received £137m. Find out more about our research and our research and innovation services.
  • The value of University of Southampton research projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) currently stands at £231m, making us seventh in the UK for total value of EPSRC grants. Visit
  • 8th in UK for 'research intensity', according to Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, which assessed the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
  • 11th in the UK based on volume and quality of research, according to REF 2014.
  • Over 96 per cent of our research environment is world-leading and internationally excellent, according to REF 2014.
  • We are a founding partner of SETsquared, the university business incubator ranked number one in the world by UBI Global.
  • A government-sponsored Science and Innovation Audit revealed that the south of England is the backbone of the UK's digital economy, with the University at the heart of many of the highlighted initiatives.

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