The University of Southampton

Transforming research into answers to real world problems produces business opportunities, enhances quality of life, creates jobs, boosts the economy and helps make our world safer and more rewarding.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework shows that our research is at the cutting-edge of knowledge, working on solutions to some of today's toughest challenges.

Cracking cybercrime

Cracking cybercrime

The University of Southampton has a leading role in research and education to tackle cybercrime, both today and in the future. We are fighting cybercrime and training the cyber security experts of the future.

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Leading the open data revolution

Leading the open data revolution

Research at Southampton is placing the UK at the forefront of the global data revolution. Opening up data has lowered barriers to data access, increased government transparency and delivered significant economic, social and environmental impact.

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Pylons

Reliable cable systems for energy security

Researchers in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton are working with major industrial partners to develop revolutionary new high voltage cables that can meet the demands of future energy needs.

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Web science discussion

Web science: developing a Web fit for the future

Southampton’s pioneering research not only played a significant part in creating the Web but is also still at the forefront of its development to ensure it continues growing to meet the demands of billions of people around the globe.

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Open access and digital archiving

Open access and digital archiving

Southampton’s research into free and open access has improved the way findings are communicated. It has directly influenced UK public policy debates, had an impact on the economy and led to the development of digital archiving techniques.

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Intelligent energy management

Intelligent energy management

Pioneering research at Southampton is leading the way in the battle to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on our environment. Key tools for energy management are being developed that allow energy to be used more effectively.

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Applications of agent technology

Applications of agent technology

Southampton research into agent-based computing is having an impact on the defence, aerospace and civil contingency industries. The work is also being used in the environmental monitoring of climate change.

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Components

Good vibrations: advancing the cause of energy harvesting

Southampton is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of energy harvesting devices. The University’s pioneering research has had a significant impact on the economy, public policy and international standards.

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Micro-technologies

Micro-technologies enable remote medical diagnosis

World-leading research at the University of Southampton is developing portable electronic devices that can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic conditions in their own homes.

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Gait biometrics

Leading the world in Gait biometrics

The University of Southampton is at the forefront of research into gait biometrics that identifies people by the way they walk. Its pioneering research has had an impact on public policy, national security processes, forensic practice and the economy.

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Software agents

Software Agents: An intelligent approach to disaster relief

In the chaotic aftermath of a natural disaster, responders are often unsure whether their resources are being put to best use. Research being led by Southampton’s Professor Nick Jennings means an army of smart software and drones could change that.

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