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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

University Strategic Research Groups

Research in the UK has changed dramatically in recent years, and the need to address today's big societal issues is a strategic focus for universities, government, research councils, business and industry.

In order to tackle today's big societal issues, we must develop innovative approaches that bridge conventional boundaries between research disciplines and create innovative solutions to these global dilemmas. The University of Southampton has responded to this challenge by identifying five themes (USRGs), (plus four institutes), that build on our current areas of expertise across the university's five faculties. By joining up our exciting and diverse areas of research and by partnering with external organisations, our interdisciplinary research is making a significant contribution towards understanding and alleviating some of society's major challenges.



Monitoring of Engineered and Natural Systems Using Sensors

Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention


Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention            

The following are some of our long running and successful USRGs which developed in new directions, as shown below.

Pop Health

Population Health

Tackling inequalities nationally and globally. Now part of the Global Health Research Intstitute - 

Energy USRG


Innovative technology finding solutions


Work Futures

The future and impact of work in a fast changing global context

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