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Formed in 1989 as an interdisciplinary research centre, the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is one of the world’s leading institutes for photonics research. We have a vibrant community of PhD students and researchers, led by some of the leading figures in the field of photonics.

We recruit from all STEM disciplines.

The facts

ORC is the largest photonics group in the UK.
Fibres invented and made in Southampton are on the Moon, Mars and the International Space Station.
We achieve some £15M of grant income annually, and hold 5 flagship EPSRC programme grants.
We have over 100 industrial and academic partners around the globe.
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