Research excellence

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

Integrity and governance

The University of Surrey is proud to undertake excellent research to the highest level of integrity and ethical responsibility, working closely with its students, businesses, government and civil society to transition knowledge to the benefit of humanity.


We are committed to conducting education, research and enterprise activities to the highest ethical standards.

Open research

At Surrey, we are committed to open research, making our research publications freely available and accessible online to a global audience.

How we support research excellence

Discover the wide range of support available for the development of world-class research at the University of Surrey.

Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. View the University of Surrey's REF 2014 highlights and full results.

The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education

The University of Surrey has been awarded UK’s most prestigious form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution four times