University of Southampton, one of the top 15 research universities in the UK, boasts some 23,000 students. The school has eight faculties on seven campuses awarding undergraduate and graduate degrees in such fields of study as engineering, law, electronics and computer science, medicine, and art. It has long been engaged in fiber-optic research and established the Optoelectronics Research Center in 1989. It is also engaged in ocean and earth science research through its Southampton Oceanography Centre. Southampton is one of the most entrepreneurial universities in the UK, having spun off more than a dozen companies in the past decade, including SPI Lasers. The university also operates a campus in Malaysia.