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Welcome to the School of Electronics and Computer Science

In 2022 we celebrated a remarkable 75 years. As part of that milestone we’re making significant strategic investment to continue our research growth in Computer Science and in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Our ambition is to grow our academic staff by 50 per cent across 12 research themes, supported by new staff facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories, while also developing new education programmes. In doing so, we’ll ensure we’re making the highest quality contributions to science across the next 75 years, addressing the most significant of global challenges. For example, we lead the UK’s research agenda in responsible artificial intelligence research and innovation through RAI-UK, part of an international ecosystem progressing the future of AI for the benefit of society.

Originally founded in 1947 as the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Radio Engineering within University College, Southampton, we have grown to a school of 250 staff and 2400 students. Our research groups are at the interface between electronics and computer science, including cyber security and cyber physical systems, with additional significant research links to other schools, institutes and faculties including the Web Science Institute, the Sustainability and Resilience Institute and the Institute for Life Sciences.

The following pages provide insight into our community, introducing our staff, students, facilities and the opportunities you will have if you decide to join us.

Our Reputation

We are renowned for offering a first-rate education in an exceptional research environment.

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering is in the top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings 2023)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering is fourth in the UK for the volume and quality of research in the results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).
  • Over 95% of our outputs across the school are rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).
  • 100% of our research impact and 100% of our research environment for Computer Science is recognised as world-leading (REF 2021).
  • One of the first UK Universities to be named as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education and Research.
  • Home of a prestigious Regius Professor of Computer Science, the first of its kind awarded in the UK

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About the University of Southampton

We are a top 100 global university (QS World University Rankings, 2022) and a founding member of the Russell Group, with over 150 years of history. Home to over 19,000 students from more than 130 countries, and around 6,000 members of staff, we are proud of our diverse, vibrant and welcoming community.

Our innovative thinking and pioneering research is making an impact on a global scale; we are finding solutions for some of the biggest challenges which our planet is facing. This is the place where fibre-optic research is creating a faster, smarter internet; where the immune system is leading the fight against cancer; where expertise is tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance; and where resources are being secured for the world’s growing populations.

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