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University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is one of the leading universities in Britain, was founded in 1952 and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK universities. Southampton is an excellent venue for conducting cutting-edge research and for providing high-quality education. It has been ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2019),  is one of the top 100 global universities (QS World University Rankings, 2019) and recently received a silver award in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).

In the most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework, Southampton has been ranked 8th in the UK for research, and 96% of its research environment was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The University is a founding partner of the SETsquared Partnership, the highest ranked university-business incubator globally (UBI Global World Rankings 2017/18) and is ranked one of Europe’s 100 most innovative universities (Thompson Reuters, 2017). It has more than 17,100 undergraduate students and 7,600 postgraduates from around 140 different countries. In 2016/2017 alone Southampton has received over €150M in research grants and contracts, including over €17.5M from the European Commission.

As part of the EAVI2020 project the University of Southampton will undertake the analysis of envelope glycoprotein glycans to inform antibody-based vaccine design.


Max Crispin