Research Excellence

Researchers at Southampton are defining and developing substantial areas of research that impact on the fast-changing world in which we live. Our research rankings place us at the forefront of the UK’s research-intensive Russell Group Universities for our subjects, and our degree programmes are highly regarded by leading global employers and companies requiring the skills needed to develop theories and technologies that will enhance our understanding and shape our future world.

The University’s Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences is one of the most successful of its type in the world and is home to the historic School of Electronics and Computer Science.

Our Bridging Strategy

The impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic requires us to reaffirm what matters to us most as a diverse community and to develop an interim strategy that will enable us to emerge from it strongly and safely.

This Bridging Strategy sets out guiding principles that will inform how we assess risk, make decisions and take actions over the next 12-18 months. It will help us to navigate both the impacts of COVID-19 as we experience them today and its future health and economic uncertainties.

Learn more about our strategy


Our core principles

Central to the success of our strategy and underpinning all of our activities are four principles:


One team working, planning and delivering together, toward our shared vision.


Always striving to achieve the highest quality in everything we do.


Delivering across global markets and building strong partnerships with other leading organisations.


Ensuring our actions lead to financial, social and environmental sustainability.