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We’re changing the way that the world and society works through the excellence of research, the strength of our teaching and our entrepreneurial outlook.

In the latest National Student Survey (2020) 95% of Chemistry students were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course. This demonstrates our dedication to improving and advancing chemistry education.

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Centres of Excellence

Researchers from across Engineering and Physical Sciences are addressing national and global challenges in four new Centres of Excellence. These Centres are cross-disciplinary and will forge new links that transform the research landscape.

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20 May 2021

Young scientists encounter hands-on experi...

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Southampton professor elected as Vice Pres...

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Excellent Teaching

Excellent teaching in Chemistry

High quality Chemistry teaching at the University of Southampton has been recognised in a sixth Senior Fellowship from the Higher Education Authority.


World-leading research

Southampton chemists are working on incredible research programmes. In the latest REF (2014) our chemistry research was ranked 6th in the UK for research intensity and 8th in the UK for research power. 

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