World-class facilities for cutting-edge research 

Leading undergraduate and postgraduate programmes 
Changing lives and addressing real-world challenges 

Key research projects

Programme Grants:

ORCHID (Human Agent Collectives: from foundations to applications) – £5.5m

PRiME (Power-Efficient, Reliable, Many-Core Embedded Systems) - £5.6m

SOCIAM (The Theory and Practice of Social Machines) – £6.2m

Silicon Photonics for Future Systems –£6.0m

Transforming the Internet Infrastructure: The Photonic HyperHighway – £7.3m

Nanostructured Photonic Metamaterials – £5.0m

The Physics and Technology of Photonic Metadevices and Metasystems – £4.4m

Railway Track for the 21st Century – £3.1m

The Science and Analytical Tools to Design Long Life, Low Noise Railway Track Systems – £5.2m

Platform Grants

Green Tribology – £1.2M

Processes, Mechanics and Management of Wastes – £1.0M

Integrated Photonic Materials and Devices – £1.1M

Fibre laser research


Working with industry and government, our researchers are at the cutting-edge providing pioneering solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.

Postgraduate students


With world-class facilities and a team of leading academics, the University of Southampton offers a dynamic and supportive environment for postgraduate engineering students and researchers.

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Our undergraduate courses reflect the real-world research taking place at the University and are among the most highly-ranked engineering courses in the country.

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Our people

The University of Southampton is home to some of the world’s leading researchers.

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