Research

The University of Surrey is a world-class, research-led university committed to research excellence. We have been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education four times. Our research seeks to answer global challenges, drive innovation and deliver real-world impact.

Research strategy

Our research strategy provides an ambitious pathway to ensure we have a coherent approach to our research strengths.

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Impact

Discover how the University of Surrey's research impacts on the economy, culture, health and the environment.

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Themes

We have identified strategic research themes to support our commitment to research excellence and impact.

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Centres and facilities

We have leading research centres and facilities which drive forward pioneering research.

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Research excellence

Learn more about the approach we take to research excellence at the University of Surrey.

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Latest news

Press release

Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of silicon

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Surrey, has discovered a new type of silicon that could be used to control light beams in a new kind of photonic chip – a chipset where information is carried by light beams rather than electrical currents.

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Alternative to traditional batteries moves a step closer to reality after exciting progress in supercapacitor technology

Lithium-ion batteries could be under threat after the development of polymer materials by the Universities of Surrey and Bristol, along with Superdielectrics Ltd, that could challenge the dominance of these traditional batteries.  

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Cars could find their own parking space and drive themselves there, thanks to new technology being developed at Surrey

Cars in the near future could drive themselves to a multi-storey car park, find a space and return to their owners at a push of a button, thanks to new technology being developed at the University of Surrey.

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Research highlights

University of Surrey shows Europe’s first 5G-controlled car

Our 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) hosted the country's first Transport on Demand (ToD) demonstration of an autonomous vehicle at its unique 5G testbed. 

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University of Surrey awarded prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The University of Surrey has been recognised for its excellence in the field of food and nutrition.

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University of Surrey secures £5million to help businesses grow

The SETsquared Partnership will be working on new projects with small businesses to commercialise research and help deliver the Government’s Industrial Strategy. 

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Research degrees

Join our forward-thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented students work closely together.

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Studentships

Take a look at our funded PhD studentship opportunities across all our academic departments.

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Doctoral College

The Doctoral College provides support, training and administration for all of our postgraduate and early career researchers.

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