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Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute

Our impact

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranking 11th for the volume of its high quality research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The REF rated 84 per cent of Southampton’s overall research activity as world-leading and internationally excellent.

S3RI has performed well in specific Units of Assessment in the REF 2014 with 100% of our activity rated as internationally excellent or of world-leading quality for both the impact of our research and the research environment that we offer.

Government agencies from around the world, public and private sector and non-governmental organisations, charities and academics, all turn to S3RI when they need cutting-edge expertise in statistics, demography and social surveys, especially in the development of methodologies. We can call on world-leading academics from across the University of Southampton including social, health and physical scientists, engineers and mathematicians to work with us on projects.

Helping scientists in product development

Improved drug development through statistically designed experiments

Research by statisticians in the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton has been pivotal in helping scientists in product development at global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) obtain new knowledge and scientific understanding to ensure quality processes in drug development.

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Improving China's reproductive health and family planning

Improving China's reproductive health and family planning

Analysis by demographers and social statisticians at the University of Southampton is helping a United Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA) programme to improve the reproductive health and family planning of millions of young people in China. They have been monitoring and evaluating the large-scale programmes that the UNFPA has run across eastern, central and western China over the last 13 years.

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