The University of Southampton
Web Science Institute

Key Facts

•The centre’s academic team is drawn from the highest performing research groupings at the University, bringing outstanding track records in their respective disciplines and an emergent distinction in collaborative Web Science.

•Southampton is ranked in the UK top 10 and top 100 in the world for Computer Science. Social Sciences has world-­leading expertise in social policy & sociology and is home to three ESRC Research Centres and numerous ESRC funded projects. Together, they have an outstanding track record in multidisciplinary education and research, with accumulated experience and expertise in meeting the challenges of cross-­disciplinary collaboration.

•The centre is part of the Web Science Institute based at the University of Southampton. Within the University structure, we are situated in the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) department within the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering. ECS is one of the best places in the world to study electronics and electrical engineering, computer science and IT. The Guardian University Guide 2016 league tables show the University of Southampton ranked #16.



We will help you understand how the Web is changing and shaping the everyday lives of billions of people across the planet.

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