FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1952
Granted University status in 1952, but with higher learning taking place on site since 1862, the University of Southampton are a global centre for excellence in research and education and a founding member of the Russell Group. We have gained prestigious recognition for our successes and history of world-changing achievements. Our strategy is central to the success as a world leading comprehensive university and underpinning all of our activities are four principles:
• Collegiality: one team working, planning and delivering together, toward our shared vision.
• Quality: always striving to achieve the highest quality in everything we do.
• Internationalisation: delivering across global markets and building strong partnerships with other leading organisations.
• Sustainability: ensuring our actions lead to financial, social and environmental sustainability.
We are a top 100 University globally (96th QS 2019). We are ranked 8th in the UK based on research intensity. 1st Music department in the country on the basis of the quality of its research. Electronic and Electrical Engineering and General Engineering - both ranked first in the country for the volume and quality of their research. Also ranked in the top five nationally in Ocean and Earth Science, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, History, Modern Languages and Social Policy (including criminology, demography, gerontology, and sociology).
We have contributed to the incubation of 381 companies which have raised a record £218 million investment.