University of Southampton

WORLD RANK

2012-13
130

Southampton, United Kingdom

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    53.6
  • Teaching
    37.9
  • International outlook
    77.4
  • Industry income
    41.8
  • Research
    38.9
  • Citations
    79.2

With 17,000 undergraduates and 7,000 postgraduates, the university owes its existence to an appetite for liquor. Its forerunner, the Hartley Institution, was funded by a 100,000 legacy from Victorian wine merchant Henry Robertson Hartley. Gaining its university charter in 1952, it is divided into more than 20 academic schools on six campuses.