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The University of Southampton

Our impact in numbers

The University of Southampton is recognised as a world-leading and internationally excellent research university. Explore the statistics which highlight our strengths.

Research Excellence Framework results

Over 97% of the University's research environment has been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent

We reaffirmed our position as one of the leading research universities, following publication of the latest national assessment of research, Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Read our REF 2014 results press release.

REF is a system run by the four UK higher education funding bodies that assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.


interdisciplinary groups Our strengths and impact in numbers

New Boundaries magazine

Our latest research

Read about our latest research breakthroughs in our research magazine New Boundaries

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