Our results from the Research Excellence Framework's 2015 assessment
The University of Southampton is changing the world for the better, working with industry, governments and research institutions to make a global impact.
We are a world-class research-intensive Russell Group university. Over 97 per cent of our research has been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
New breakthroughs in all disciplines have the ability to make our lives better. We believe it is our responsibility to do all that we can to make the leap from academic publication to real-life solutions so that our research helps everyone it can.
A great deal of our research explores the issues that affect us as a nation and as a planet. In order to put the results of this kind of research into use it is vital to collaborate with government policy makers to create change. Our interdisciplinary research groups, in particular, work on society's global challenges.
We have a long tradition of engaging the public in many areas of our research. Our Public Engagement with Research project runs a number of initiatives to help us increase public engagement with research across the University.
Our emphasis on research-led teaching means that our students are taught the latest theories, research and innovations from experts in their field.
Here at Southampton we are incredibly successful at commercialising our research, and working with businesses to help create useful innovations. For example, we make use of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to ensure that we know what issues are affecting modern businesses, and how we can tailor our research to help solve these problems.
Learn about our campaign to build a new Centre for Cancer Immunology
Find out how we're creating new ways to reduce rail noise
We are looking into ways to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's
We are using kinematics to investigate piano playing technique
Our chemists have been given a landmark award to recognise their achievements
Our archaeologists are involved in the excavation of this Roman port
Our researchers are exploring how we can use fibre lasers in new applications
We are working on protecting river fish from water engineering practices
This project is set to revolutionise the shipping industry