Research collaborations

Research and development is at the heart of any knowledge-based or innovative company. Here at Southampton we have a long history of working with corporations, supplying companies around the world with graduates of global distinction and collaborating on world leading research.

Cutting edge research with everyday applications

The University of Southampton has a global reputation for research excellence. In fact, Southampton has been responsible for innovations which have changed and shaped the modern world.

Find out more about our research credentials.

Working with us

Research collaborations can take many forms, from the creation of University Technology Centres to enable intensive research and development to long and short-term contract research projects.

We host five University Technology Centres in collaboration with leading organisations – Microsoft, Airbus, RNLI, Lloyd’s Register and Rolls-Royce. These centres enable intensive research and development and technology innovation between the university and industry.

Our research from humanities, law, arts and social sciences can equally be applied to commercial, environmental, cultural and social challenges faced by private industry, the public sector and the third sector.

By undertaking research with the University, external organisations can tap into funding not normally available to them.

Find out more about accessing funding.

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World-leading research

World-leading research

We have over four decades' experience in collaborative research