University of Southampton

University of Southampton

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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SETsquared ranked global #1 university business incubator for third time

The SETsquared Partnership has been ranked the global number one university business incubator by leading research and advisory firm, UBI Global.

Strategic partnership for respiratory research

Respiratory scientists for University of Southampton and AstraZeneca have agreed a multiyear collaboration, to investigate differences in gene expression.

Southampton to join new UK-wide cyber security network

Experts from the University of Southampton will be part of a UK-wide cyber security network.

Partnership to develop life-saving maritime autonomous technology

The research partnership between Thales and the University of Southampton will help to shape the future of the Royal Navy.

Photonics – impacting our daily lives

The Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton expands its long term collaboration with industry.

Digital business programme boosts tech businesses in the M3 region

Global no. 1 university business incubator SETsquared is the enterprise partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

Southampton lights up photonics research

The next generation of ultra-fast Internet or ground-breaking circuits powered by light could very well be built on research carried out by Southampton.

Spin-out drives forward with university partnership

Ilika forms materials with interesting properties, faster than traditional methods, developed by Professors Brian Hayden and Mark Bradley with Dr Samuel Guerin.