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The University of Southampton
Web Science Institute

About Us

Founded in 2013, the WSI is an entrepreneurial non-profit research institute drawing together world-leading expertise from across the University to explore the development of the Web from a socio-technical perspective.

We coordinate the University of Southampton’s globally recognised expertise, working across all disciplines and can provide insight and intelligence that can lead policy, business strategy, civic engagement and individual choices to meet the challenges posed by Web technologies.

As an interdisciplinary institute, our DirectorsAcademic Advisory Board and Strategy Board are from a wide and diverse range of disciplines across the University, including; computer science, social science, arts and humanities, medicine, health sciences, business, law and the natural sciences.

What we do

Research

Establish novel socio-technical approaches to tackle the major challenges facing society and support industry, government and the third sector.

Education

Home to the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) and Centre for Artificial Intelligence for the Future Society, and the Southampton Data Science Academy.

Enterprise and Impact

Work with external organisations and local government to establish new policies, facilitate research collaborations, and provide expertise in the area of Web Science and Artificial Intelligence.

International

Establish world class training, knowledge and collaboration through Distinguished Lectures, educational research trips and build partnerships with global organisations.

The Alan Turing Institute

Coordinate the University’s membership activities across the University to aid world class research in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Policy

We work closely with Public Policy Southampton to encourage Southampton’s Web and Internet research to inform policy in innovative and impactful ways.

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Collaborate

Find out how and why you should collaborate with us.

Policy

Policy

The Web Science Institute is working with Public Policy Southampton to encourage Southampton’s Web and Internet research to inform policy in innovative and impactful ways.

WSI brochure

WSI Brochure

Find out more about the activities, research and impact of the WSI.

Find out more

If you would like to find out how you can get involved with us or have any other queries, please contact our Coordination Manager, Susan Davies,  sdd1@soton.ac.uk.

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