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Reputation and rankings
The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of universities worldwide. We are a global centre for excellence in research and education.
We are a research intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. We have gained prestigious recognition for our successes and history of world-changing achievements.
Our mission: to change the world for the better
The University of Southampton is an exceptional place whose people achieve remarkable things. We are a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong educational offering, renowned for our innovation and enterprise. This is a great platform from which to sharpen our focus with our new strategy.
It’s a very simple strategy. It’s about our aspirations. It’s about building our reputation. It’s about being simply better than our competitors at what we do.
We will strengthen our reputation, increasing our national and international rankings to secure a position in the top 10 in the UK and top 100 internationally.
Our ranking increases our reputation and our reputation increases our ranking.
A reputation for delivering excellence and an exemplary student experience will lead to greater demand from the best student applicants, sustained support from research funders and strong support from our alumni.
Our core principles
Central to the success of our strategy 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.
The University of Southampton is changing the world for the better, working with industry, governments and research institutions to make a global impact. Our staff and students tackle real-world issues, making a difference to people’s lives in the local community, across the UK and around the world.
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