Southampton University | Southampton, United Kingdom
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- Location: University Rd, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
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- Enrollment: 23
The University of Southampton (abbreviated as Soton in post-nominal letters) is a research university located in Southampton, England. The university's origins date back to the founding of the Hartley Institution in 1862. In 1902, the Institution developed into the Hartley University College, awarding degrees from the University of London. On 29 April 1952, the institution was granted full university status, allowing it to award its own degrees. Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in Britain. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework the university was ranked 18th in the United Kingdom for average quality of research submitted, 11th for research power and 8th for research intensity.