University of Southampton – SOTON

Local Coordinator: prof. Atul Bhaskar

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The University of Southampton is a large research-led university with particularly strong engineering Faculties (at the top of the Guardian League Table for Mechanical Engineering in the UK). The university has17,000 full time undergraduate students and 7,000 postgraduates from over 130 countries. It is one of the UK’s top ten Universities receiving over £93.6M in research grants and contracts in 2010/11, including over £11.3M from the EC. The University offers two programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering—a 3-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and a 4-year Master of Engineering (MEng) with several specialist themes. At present, it has over 230 links with 173 Erasmus partner institutions across 24 countries. It welcomes every year more than 300 students from its partner institutions across Europe. It is ranked 17th out of all higher and secondary education organisations for the number of FP7 participations during 2007-2010, and is involved in 245 FP7 projects.