The University of Southampton (US) is one of the leading universities in the United Kingdom, was founded in 1952 and is a member of prestigious Russell Group of UK Universities. UoS is an excellent venue for conducting cutting-edge research and for providing high quality education.
It is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (QS world university rankings 2014-15) and in the top 15 of research led universities in the UK, and is participating in a high number of collaborative research projects and related initiatives. It has more than 16,000 undergraduate students and 6,200 postgraduates from over 130 different countries. The Faculty of Engineering and the Environment (FEE) is one of the lead engineering faculties in Europe, educating a range of professionals and generating research of the highest quality.
In the 2014 REF, FEE was ranked first in the UK in terms of research power for both civil engineering and mechanical/aero/production engineering. It consists of 370 research postgraduate students and 340 academic and research staff.