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Web Science Institute

About Us

The Web Science Institute is an entrepreneurial non-profit research institute within the University of Southampton.

It coordinates the University of Southampton’s globally recognised expertise on the development and social impact of Web technologies, offering analysis, tools, data and advice to government, business and civil society. It therefore provides insight and intelligence that can lead policy, business strategy, civic engagement and individual choices to meet the social and technical challenges posed by Web technologies.

It supports interdisciplinary research to: create new knowledge about the impact and direction of the Web; educate students to be effective practitioners in Web-influenced cultures; and provide strategic and tactical intelligence to its partners. It encourages innovation and creativity in response to the challenges and attracts globally relevant leaders and change-makers of the Web.

It is sustained by building a vibrant network of partners in government, business and industry, establishing and maintaining an international profile through active engagement with the Web community and standards and governance bodies.

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