About the University of Surrey

Global impact

Internationalisation permeates all that we do at Surrey, contributing significantly to our mission to solve global challenges, lead research and innovation, and fuel generations of students with a spirit of curiosity and a desire to improve the world we live in.


The governance of the University is led by the Members of Council and a number of statutory bodies and committees. Detailed information is provided in the statutes, ordinances and University Charter.


Management and strategy

At Surrey, we continue to build on the foundations made by individuals and groups who work together to make Surrey a top-ten university.

Surrey people

A wide variety of people make up the Surrey family – our outstanding students, dedicated staff, award-winning academics, successful alumni, and a range of other notable individuals.

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Our history

The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London.

Where we are

University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, United Kingdom T: +44 (0)1483 300800 F: +44 (0)1483 300800

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