Key Facts

Our partners include Microsoft, The British Library, Google, Deloitte and the Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Agency.

Our Web Observatory was created as a global data resource and open analytics environment to nurture Web Science research

Southampton is a centre of excellence in cyber security research, recognised by GCHQ and EPSRC

Southampton is one of the leading universities in the UK for collaborating with small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The Web Observatory has the potential for transformative societal impact with relevance to multiple stakeholders in academia, government and industry

The Web Science Trust is a charitable body with the aim of supporting the global development of Web Science through a network of world-class laboratories known as WSTNet

Three of our academics – Professors Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Dame Wendy Hall and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web – have received knighthoods

We are working with the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany in SoFWIReD developing a comprehensive platform for processing and analysing the Web of data, to support the transition towards collective intelligence by global industry

We founded the world-leading Open Data Institute to create new products from open data, as well as helping businesses exploit its commercial value

WSI is a founding partner of the world-leading Open Data Institute