Research excellence

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

Research rankings

Internationally, the University of Surrey ranks 244 in the QS World University Rankings 2024, 252 in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2024, and 360 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2023 research-led league tables.

It has several subject areas that rank in the top 100 in the world, led by hospitality and leisure management (at 15th and 3rd in the QS 2023 and ARWU 2022, respectively), and including electrical and electronic engineering, nursing, petroleum engineering, sociology, telecommunication 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.