University of Southampton


£2.5 m funding for Southampton-led environmental technology training

6 October 2015

The University of Southampton is to share in £2.5m funding to train the environmental scientists and engineers of the future in the use of smart and autonomous observation systems (SAOS).

Pulsar animation, Credit NASA.

Southampton researchers find a new way to weigh a star

5 October 2015

Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new method for measuring the mass of pulsars – highly magnetised rotating neutron stars formed from the remains of massive stars after they explode into supernovae.

Dr Sarah Parsons

New app to help people with autism influence technological developments

2 October 2015

A new mobile app has been launched which aims to tap into the creativity of people with autism to find new tech solutions to some of their everyday challenges. ‘ASCmeI.T.’, a free mobile app available on Android and Apple, has been developed by a consortium of researchers from the universities of Southampton, Bath and Sussex.

Southampton enters into new China education partnership

1 October 2015

The University of Southampton has signed a five-year education agreement with the China Scholarship Council to boost academic research and institutional collaboration.

Southampton scientist to lead UK’s Quantum Technology quest

30 September 2015

Professor Peter Smith from the University of Southampton has been chosen to share in a £12m investment to help the UK lead the world in quantum science and technologies.

Scientists solve the riddle of deep ocean carbon

29 September 2015

New research involving scientists from University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has identified a crucial process behind the reason why dissolved organic carbon (DOC) levels in the deep oceans are constant despite a continuous supply from the surface ocean.

New clinical trial to investigate alternative treatment to antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection

25 September 2015

A new treatment approach for tackling urinary tract infection has been developed by researchers at the University of Southampton testing a treatment with a long established history in herbal practice.

What are UN Sustainable Development Goals?

25 September 2015

Professor Asghar Zaidi explains UN Sustainable Development Goals to The Conversation.

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Southampton continues run of league table success

25 September 2015

The University of Southampton has continued its run of excellent performances in UK university league tables after climbing two places in the Good University Guide 2016. Published by The Times and The Sunday Times, the Guide reveals that Southampton has risen two places to 16 overall and climbed to 11 amongst the 24 members of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.

Southampton scientists reveal first results using new National Dark Fibre Infrastructure

24 September 2015

Southampton scientists will reveal the first research results from the new National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service (NDFIS) at an international conference this week.

Southampton chemists create switchable gold catalyst

23 September 2015

A gold catalyst whose behaviour can be controlled by the addition of acid or metal ion cofactors has been designed by chemists from the University of Southampton.

ORCHID Showcase: Re-inventing our relationship with computers

22 September 2015

University of Southampton researchers are at the forefront of a new science that is finding ways in which computers can work intelligently in partnership with people. This could support the management of some of today's most challenging situations, such as the aftermath of major disasters and smart energy systems.

Link between economy and crime rates has broken down, new research finds

21 September 2015

The assumption that rising unemployment, leads to rising crime, is being challenged by new research from the UK universities of Southampton and Sheffield and the French university SciencesPo.

Professor Will Jennings

Citizens’ Assemblies to debate Britain’s democratic future

18 September 2015

A pioneering project to debate Britain’s constitutional future has been launched, with the University of Southampton playing a leading role in its development. Academics and civil society organisations will bring together citizens and politicians for two pilot Citizens’ Assemblies.

Using ultrasound to clean medical instruments

16 September 2015

Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated how a pioneering ultrasonic device can significantly improve the cleaning of medical instruments and reduce contamination and risk of infection.

Royal opening for Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus

16 September 2015

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially opened the University of Southampton’s Boldrewood Innovation Campus on Thursday 17 September.

Southampton rises in global university ranking

15 September 2015

The University of Southampton has risen 13 places to 81st in the 2015 QS World University Rankings.

Tackling Alzheimer’s disease

11 September 2015

In the UK alone there are currently around 850,000 people with dementia, most of which have Alzheimer’s disease.

Making IoT configuration more secure and easy-to-use

10 September 2015

With an ever increasing number of everyday objects from our homes, workplaces and even from our wardrobes, getting connected to the Internet, known as the ‘Internet of Things (IoT), researchers from the University of Southampton have identified easy-to-use techniques to configure IoT objects, to make them more secure and help protect them from online attacks.

What does a high carbon world mean for humanity?

10 September 2015

Atmospheric CO2 levels are increasing and face humanity with pressing questions about its future in a high carbon world.

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International conference on exploitation of next generation satellite sensor data

10 September 2015

The University of Southampton is hosting the first UK national earth observation conference to discuss the opportunities and challenges provided by the Sentinel series of satellites launched by the European Space Agency to support the European Commission’s Copernicus programme.

Professor David Owen Norris

Concert commemorates Battle of Agincourt

10 September 2015

The University of Southampton is holding a commemorative concert to mark 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt. Student and professional musicians will join forces to perform a programme of music with links to the history of the battle.

Switzerland best place in the world for older people to live

9 September 2015

Switzerland is the best place in the world for older people to live, closely followed by Norway and Sweden, according to a new report from HelpAge International, working in partnership with the University of Southampton.

Explore our amazing blue planet at Southampton Boat Show

7 September 2015

The University of Southampton will give visitors to this year’s Southampton Boat Show (11-20 September) an exciting opportunity to explore our blue planet, from marine life in our local waters to some of the deepest parts of the world’s oceans.

Understanding the world’s oceans more essential than ever to secure the future of our planet

7 September 2015

A greater understanding and appreciation of our oceans is essential for the wellbeing of the world’s population, according to the Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 (GMTT 2030) report launched today (Monday 7 September).

Multi-million pound project to use nanotechnology to improve safety

3 September 2015

The University of Southampton has been awarded a multi-million grant from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to bring together some of the world’s brightest early career researchers to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air.

Southampton scientists find new way to detect ortho–para conversion in water

25 August 2015

New research by scientists from the University of Southampton has found that water molecules react differently to electric fields, which could provide a new way to study spin isomers at the single-molecule level.

National award for Primary Care academic

20 August 2015

Dr Hazel Everitt, from Primary Care and Population Sciences at the University of Southampton, has been awarded a prestigious national award by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP).

Study shows African Americans discriminated against in access to US local public services

20 August 2015

Requests for information from local public services, like sheriffs’ offices, school districts and libraries, across the United States are less likely to receive a reply if signed by ‘black-sounding’ names, according to new research conducted by economists at IZA and the University of Southampton.

First demonstration of matter wave technique that could cool molecules

18 August 2015

Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated for the first time a new laser cooling method, based upon the interference of matter waves, that could be used to cool molecules.