University of Southampton

Posted on Feb 4, 2015

The World100 Representative

Simon Peatfield - Director of Communications and Marketing

Simon is the Director of Communications and Marketing at the University of Southampton. Communications and Marketing manages the University's reputation and brand and they communicate its aims and achievements to stakeholders around the world. 

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Research Member since 2015

 

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24,600 enrolled students, including 17,100 undergraduates and 7,500 postgraduates

 

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25% of students are international, hailing from more than 130 different countries

 

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Top 100 in QS University World Ranking 2019

 

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Founding member of the Russell Group

 

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About the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a top 20 UK university and a top 100 university globally. The university is an exceptional place whose people achieve remarkable things. They are a world-leading, research intensive university, with a strong educational offering, renowned for innovation and enterprise.

The ambition at the University of Southampton is to change the world. This is a grand statement, but it is an achievable one with the support of the more than 200,000 hardworking people who make up the students, staff, alumni, and community of the institution.

International Partnerships

The University of Southampton has built up strong relationships with partner organisations all over the world, including business, industry and other leading higher education institutions. The university has a campus in Malaysia, with a high focus on Engineering courses. Following the first two years in Malaysia our students continue their studies in the UK with access to our world-class research facilities. UoS also has strategic partnerships with Dalian Polytechnic University and universities within China and Singapore.

The university is a founding member of Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) for international research collaboration and addressing issues of global significance. 

Notable Research Areas

The University of Southampton is a world-class research-intensive Russell Group university. Over 96 per cent of our research has been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

The university groups its groundbreaking work being carried out by world-leading researchers into the eight research themes, through which they are addressing some of the most challenging issues facing society today. These eight research themes are: Energy, Environment, Global economy and culture, Health and healthcare, Population, migration and mobility, Security, Technology and Transport.