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The University of Southampton
Web Science Institute

The Web Science Institute (WSI) co-ordinates Southampton’s interdisciplinary socio-technical expertise in Web Science, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence(AI). With a clear focus on studying how the Web impacts on society and how society impacts the development of the Web, our work includes research collaborations with industry and academia, education through our Centres for Doctoral Training in Web Science Innovation and Human-Centred AI for the Future of Society, providing online continuing professional development courses, enterprise and impact, and influencing public policy.

four internets

New book published

Four Internets: Data, Geopolitics and the Governance of Cyberspace Kieron O'Hara and Wendy Hall


White Paper #4

A Blueprint for Social Data Foundation. Published November 2020.


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We welcome collaboration from external organisations and work closely with a number of industry partners in a variety of ways.

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