Science and Engineering South
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Southeast of England
Imperial College London
King's College London
University of Oxford
Queen Mary University of London
University of Southampton
University College London
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Science and Engineering South (more commonly known as the SES, and previously SES-5[1]) is a consortium of 7 public research-intensive universities in the Southeast of England, who pool their resources and facilities[2] to further research in the fields of science and engineering.[3] Its members accounted for a third of all EPSRC spending in 2013, when the consortium was formed.[4] King's College London joined the consortium in 2016, becoming the sixth member institution.[5] By March 2017, Queen Mary University of London had joined the consortium. The University of Cambridge, one of the founder institutions, rejoined in 2019 after leaving in 2017.[6]

SES enables a network of high-performance computers available for research and scientific calculations across all its member universities, such as the 12,000 core IRIDIS Intel Westmere supercomputer cluster.[7]



  1. ^ "SES-5 article on UCL website". Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Equipment sharing".
  3. ^ "SES-5 article on UCL website". Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Research heavyweights deny ganging up". Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  5. ^ "King's College London Joins SES". SES. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  6. ^ "About". SES. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Science and Engineering South". Archived from the original on 2015-05-12.