Explore some of the diverse ways in which Surrey research is making a difference to the world.
Pioneering research at Surrey is bringing direct, positive benefits to society across multiple sectors including health, communications, business and the environment. Responding to societal challenges including crime, climate change and cancer, our research is helping those within our local region, across the UK and internationally.
From innovative new technologies to driving government policy and raising public awareness, Surrey’s research is having diverse, striking impacts on society.
Science delivering global wellbeing
At Surrey, we are developing new diagnostics and ways of delivering care to enhance the health and wellbeing of humans and animals.
Sustainable cities, communities and economics
Surrey is committed to contributing to a more sustainable future, from developing fresh water supplies to forging new policies relating to food, energy and prosperity.
Connecting societies and cultures
Surrey’s cutting-edge research in 5G technology and other digital innovations are contributing to enhancing the ways we interact and connect with one another.
Further impact stories
Surrey’s research has a range of impacts on arts and culture to science and security, here are some more examples of our impact in these areas.
Shaping social mobility policy
Improving approaches to humanitarian demining
Modelling and forecasting international tourism demand
Discovering how blue light affects sleep
Digitising dance heritage
New techniques in contemporary guitar writing
New Modernisms, new audiences
Reducing chronic disorders in toy dog breeds