SES universities receive a boost to tackle major research and societal challenges


Fibre-optics World Record is No Hollow Victory

The light carrying, game-changing, life-shaping technology affecting everything from long-distance telecommunications to laser surgery.


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What is SES?

The Science and Engineering South Consortium brings together the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, University College London and Imperial College London, creating the most powerful hub of research-intensive universities in the UK. Our members invest in high quality science, essential for the sustained development of world-leading research that makes a positive difference to the UK economy, our wellbeing and to the world around us.

Knowledge Sharing

Whether we’re supporting researchers to effectively manage their data, providing opportunity to network or creating transparency in equipment sharing, SES is improving standards for you through the spread of knowledge.


SES institutions have access to regional, national and international supercomputing systems. In addition to the SES Tier-2 HPC systems, HPC-UK provides information on national HPC facilities, access and training.

Research Data

We’re focussed on supporting and furthering all aspects of the research data cycle, from data curation and management to transfer and storage. To find out more, visit our training and Research Data Transfer Zone pages.


SES institutions to benefit from £14 million for HPC services

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Researchers across the Science and Engineering South Consortium are to share the benefits of a £30m investment in advanced supercomputing services. The funding will support seven High Performance Computing (HPC) services run by universities from across the UK, including the SES members UCL, Oxford and Cambridge. Together, the three HPC services led by SES institutions will receive £14 million of the funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council.

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SES celebrates the DAFNI champions

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Six researchers from SES institutions are among 12 DAFNI champions who will get early access to the £8m infrastructure modelling and visualisation platform.


Fibre-optics World Record is No Hollow Victory

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A whole array of game-changing, life-shaping technologies, from long-distance telecommunications to laser surgery, have a key component in common: fibre optics that carry pulses of light to their destination at incredible speed. A University of Southampton team are now focusing on the next big step forward – hollow-core fibres (HCFs) – and last year shattered a longstanding world record to push the capabilities of these to a new level.



Very sad to have to share this news from @cambridge_uni. Chris was a valued member of the Science and Engineering South executive board and he will be greatly missed. We send our condolences to his loved ones and colleagues.…

Our members may be south east based, but their research impacts go much wider. A map of @imperialcollege's impact reveals projects improving transport in Newcastle, nuclear safety in Cumbria & flood management in south Wales…

SES October 2020 newsletter: DAFNI champions announced -…

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The SES October 2020 newsletter is out! Read about our universities' six DAFNI champions plus updates from across our seven member institutions -…

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We know a lot more about COVID-19 than we did in March. This blog by @UKRI_News rounds up 12 things we've learned thanks to health data analysis. Research featured from @KingsCollegeLon @UniofOxford, @imperialcollege & @ucl…

Mysterious molecular phenomenon could boost precision of targeted drug delivery with potential benefits for future cancer treatment, @imperialcollege and @ucl researchers find.…

Great to see graduates, researchers, academics and senior leaders from SES universities well represented on #TheHamiltonCommission including @UCL graduate @mrimafidon, @imperialcollege's @Alicegast and Keble College @UniofOxford's @aimafidon.…

We welcome the twelve DAFNI champions and celebrate the news that six are from SES institutions. Researchers from @UniofOxford, @unisouthampton and @ucl are among the early adopters testing out this powerful platform.… @DAFNIfacility @STFC_Matters

SES member universities @Cambridge_Uni and @imperialcollege are part of a coalition that is launching a £10m prize fund for ideas to make sure a billion more people are better protected against health emergencies:

Two SES members are involved in the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN with @Research_UoS developing technology to cold power the magnets. ❄️🧪🧲 @scienceoxford is also involved in the £26m upgrade project, which is supported by @STFC_Matters:…

Beyond the #COVID19 pandemic, where do we go from here? Seven ideas for putting universities at the heart of an innovation-led recovery.… via @Cambridge_Uni

Many universities have databases allowing them to share expensive equipment more easily. Find out how the University of Cambridge’s database has taken on added significance during the Coronavirus pandemic…