University of Southampton online courses and MOOCs - student reviews
The University of Southampton is known as a research-intensive institution, but its dedication to developing commercially viable applications for research findings distinguishes it from other research-led universities. Its innovative, entrepreneurial approach to research has spawned 12 successful spinout companies, ranging from a firm that provides remote electromagnetic sensing services that detect the presence of offshore oil and gas to a company that performs diagnostic testing for chronic liver diseases. The college runs a successful business incubation program that supports high-tech companies, and owns a 45-acre Science Park that is the base for more than 60 companies. The university’s seven enterprise units collaborate with business and industry to provide applied research and development, bringing ideas to fruition. The university is ranked as the leading British institution for engineering and is home to research centers, institutes and groups in most academic disciplines. In another unique collaboration, the university’s Ocean and Earth Sciences Department is based at and integrated with the National Oceanography Centre near the main campus. Online courses at the Southampton University take you deep beneath the ocean to explore underwater landscapes and submerged worlds, or inside the Internet to examine how it is changing our world.