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The University of Southampton
Web Science Institute

Associated Projects and Partners

The University of Southampton has pioneered theoretical and methodological advances in Web Science through a rich interdisciplinary, cross-faculty network of research groups, and in collaboration with a range of expert external partners.

Southampton’s commitment to Web Science and Artificial Intelligence has grown steadily through a series of strategic investments to produce a flourishing research environment, and has a number of partners and projects bringing unique expertise and authority to complement its expertise on Web Science.


IT Innovation Centre

The IT Innovation Centre works to develop and apply advances in IT Technology and has an extensive portfolio of innovative projects.



The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence exists to ensure that technological advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) are developed and applied in consumer and business contexts, safely and securely.



The SOCIAM project was funded by the EPSRC from 2012 to 2018 and brought together three leading UK universities to produce the first major interdisciplinary research insights into the realm of social machines.


Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities

SIAH was launched in November 2020 and is led by an interdisciplinary team with backgrounds in archaeology, cultural and creative industries, design, history, literature, film, games, and new media.


Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub

The TAS hub will establish a collaborative platform for the UK to deliver world-leading best practices for the design, regulation and operation of ‘socially beneficial’ autonomous systems.

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Web Observatory

Sponsored by the Web Science Trust, the Web Observatory is a global data resource for the advancement of economic and social prosperity.

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