About the University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower our students for personal and professional success.

Through our world-class research and innovation, we deliver transformational impact on society and shape future digital economy through agile collaboration and partnership with businesses, governments and communities.

Rankings and league tables

Enter a world of collaboration

Surrey is made up of many talented individuals who make us the great institution that we are proud to be. But working together, and connecting with external institutions, businesses and government make us even stronger.

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Our strategy underpins our commitment to be a leading global university. We aim to be renowned for the outstanding quality and impact of our graduates and research, together making great contributions to society.

Outstanding teaching

Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Celebrating 50 years in Guildford

Since the University's founding in the 1960s, and before that at Battersea College, our community has thrived through strong connections and collaboration with the outside world. We've formed close partnerships with other institutions and businesses, reaching across geographic boundaries, and used those relationships to bring potential to life.