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We have a global reputation for our ability to make a real impact on society’s biggest challenges. We work to uphold this reputation whilst deploying our skills, talent and expertise to the solution of our business partners’ challenges.
Created by Royal Charter in 1952, and holding charitable status, the University of Southampton has a strong governance framework as set out in our Charter, Statutes and Ordinances.
With a long tradition of successful collaborations, we have in place well developed policies and operational practices that determine how we operate covering all areas of corporate social responsibility, business ethics and fair dealing.
We are able to provide assurance that we conduct our activities responsibly, to the highest academic standards and in compliance with the law. We have all appropriate policies and procedures in place including for procurement, environmental sustainability, equal opportunities, health & safety, integrity and ethics.
Southampton Enterprise Board (SEB) is a University committee under the accountability of the Vice-President (Research and Enterprise). Its core responsibility is to oversee and champion the enterprise and innovation agenda across the University, to enhance the University's strong enterprise ecosystem within a strategic framework and to help the University deliver remarkable things; to change the world for the better.
SEB focuses on quality and sustainability, whilst enabling enterprise activity to contribute to the diversification of income for the University, maximising the impact of its research outputs and maintain the University's world leading reputation for knowledge exchange and enterprise (KEE). It also ensures compatibility with the University's Strategy, the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Strategic Plan and the KEC Action Plan.