Oct 29, 2013

Archaeologists and historians to investigate a vast network of Mediterranean Roman ports

The University of Southampton has been awarded €2.49 million (£2.1 million) by the European Research Council to study a large network of Roman ports stretching from Turkey in the east, to Spain in the west.

Oct 25, 2013

Scientists develop new method to help global coasts adapt to sea-level rise

A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, has developed a new method to help the world’s coasts adapt to global sea-level rises over the next 100 years.

Oct 23, 2013

Dolphins inspire new radar system to detect hidden surveillance and explosive devices

Inspired by the way dolphins hunt using bubble nets, scientists at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with University College London and Cobham Technical Services, have developed a new kind of radar that can detect hidden surveillance equipment and explosives.

Oct 16, 2013

Worldwide Universities Network universities step into the world of MOOCs

Being at the forefront of higher education innovation, WUN member universities are plugged in to the MOOCs revolution.

Oct 16, 2013

Diesel exhaust stops honeybees from finding the flowers they want to forage

Exposure to common air pollutants found in diesel exhaust pollution can affect the ability of honeybees to recognise floral odours, new University of Southampton research shows.

Oct 15, 2013

University of Southampton switches on one of the most powerful supercomputers in the UK

The University of Southampton has flicked the on-switch for the most powerful university-based supercomputer in England and the third largest academic supercomputing facility in the UK. ‘Iridis4’ will also enter the top ten of the UK’s elite supercomputers. (1)

Oct 11, 2013

First ever global ‘index’ to measure wellbeing of older people

A professor at the University of Southampton working with HelpAge International and an international expert group has developed the Global AgeWatch Index to help highlight the varying quality of life and wellbeing that older people experience in countries around the world.

Oct 10, 2013

Maastricht breaks into top 100 of the prestigious THE World University Rankings

Maastricht University has broken into the top 100 of the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings 2013/14, rising from 115th to 98th place.

Oct 04, 2013

Bringing sustainable electricity to rural African communities

The University of Southampton is leading an international project to provide sustainable electricity supplies to rural communities in Africa.

Oct 02, 2013

Southampton students named as Europe’s best young scientists

Two University of Southampton students have been named as Science Students of the Year at the prestigious SET Awards, Europe’s most important awards for science, engineering and technology undergraduates.

Oct 01, 2013

Open Data Institute announces University of Southampton as Honorary Partner on one-year anniversary

The Open Data Institute (ODI) has awarded Honorary Founding Partner status to the University of Southampton in recognition of its exceptional contribution to the setup and development of the organisation. It comes exactly 12 months after its unofficial opening and move to its London HQ.