The University of Southampton has been awarded a second Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen, this time for work in ocean sciences.
Given as part of The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, the prestigious award recognises exceptionally high-quality research and teaching. The University can either assign the title to an existing ocean sciences professor, or appoint a new professor to take the chair and hold the title.
The University first received a Regius Professorship for computer science in 2013 to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, President and Vice-Chancellor, commented:
The University is delighted to be honoured with the creation of a new Regius Professorship of Ocean Sciences. This recognises the sustained contribution of Southampton to this distinctive and important discipline.
Professor Rachel Mills, Dean of Natural and Environmental Sciences, said:
This is an exciting new opportunity that will allow us to recruit a world-leading ocean scientist to the Regius Chair at Southampton. This will build on our global reputation for education, innovation and research in the marine area.