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

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New Education Secretary must focus on improving quality of early childhood education

Authors of a comprehensive study on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) launched today have called on the new Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, to focus on improving the quality of the free entitlement to part time nursery care for 3-year-olds.  

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Cancer patients given fluids live longer

Dying cancer patients given fluids will generally live longer, a new study led by researchers from Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Surrey has found.

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Hereditary facial features could be strongly influenced by a single gene variant, a new study finds

Do you have your grandmother’s eyes? Or your father’s nose? A new study by the Universities of Oxford and Surrey has uncovered variations in singular genes that have a large impact on human facial features, paving the way to understanding what determines the facial characteristics passed on from generation to generation.

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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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