Grand challenges

The University of Surrey’s research Grand Challenges combine expertise from across the University to address key global challenges.

They build upon the priority areas identified at faculty level and drive forward the development of cross-cutting interdisciplinary research themes, which intersect with a number of faculty research priority areas.

Science delivering global wellbeing

At Surrey, we are contributing to this grand challenge through our research on the management of complex diseases, understanding the genetic make-up of species through whole genome analysis and tackling issues such as antimicrobial resistance and climate change.

Sustainable cities, communities and economies

The world will need to be able to support a population of nearly ten billion by 2050, with over 60 per cent of people living in cities or urban areas.

Connecting societies and cultures

Over the last 20 years, we have experienced a revolution in the way individuals and societies communicate with each other.