We were a pioneer in forging special relationships with other universities to ensure high academic standards.
We were one of the first universities in the world to have a department of electronics (founded 1947).
We were a pioneer in supporting start-up businesses grown from the university (we have created more spin-out companies than almost any other UK university, including the largest ever successful university spin-out: Southampton Photonics).
We were one of the first universities to embrace digital resources, and create online-only courses accessible from around the world.
We are a pioneer of using university research to successfully inform UK government policy.
We are a pioneer in supporting a global academic environment with the creation of our Malaysian campus.