University of Southampton
- Published: Friday, 11 October 2013 16:24
Ranked in the top one per cent of global universities, the University of Southampton combines academic excellence with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to research, supporting a culture that engages and transforms the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy.
As a founder member of the Russell Group of 24 major research-intensive universities of the UK, we offer a world-class education to over 23,000 students, employ approximately 5,000 staff, and have an annual turnover in excess of £450m.
Our culture of collaboration has become a cornerstone of the extensive cross-disciplinary research that has developed within the University to solve real world problems in areas such as transport, energy, healthcare, and digital security amongst others. This collaborative approach has seen us develop an impressive track record as a partner to global businesses and the public sector as a source of invention and innovation.
The University of Southampton is world renowned for commercialising academic research whether through one of its successful spin out companies, licensing its intellectual property, incubating businesses through its Science Park or developing significant university-business collaborations such as our record-making £130m relationship with Lloyds Register.
Whilst firmly based in Southampton and working with the city and region to create and sustain clusters of specialist innovation and enterprise, we have an international footprint that extends our expertise to Malaysia, China, Singapore, the Middle East, the USA and continental Europe.
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Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute
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