Research excellence

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

Research rankings

Internationally, in 2018 the University of Surrey ranks at 248, 256, and 372, respectively, in the QS World University RankingsTimes Higher Education World Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) research-led league tables, trending steadily upwards.

It has several subject areas that rank in the top 100 in the world, led by hospitality and leisure management/tourism (at 8th and 5th in the QS and ARWU, respectively), and including telecommunication engineering, aerospace engineering, transportation science and technology and veterinary sciences.

A supportive research and innovation culture

Our research and innovation support service guides researchers through the full research life cycle, from due diligence around our funding and collaborative partners, to keeping researchers abreast of compliance, regulations and governance frameworks.