Research partners

We collaborate with a range of partners across the world, from businesses to the third sector, to enhance our research and its impact on industry and society.

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

We are proud to host the Surrey-NPL hub, which is a strategic partnership between the Universities of Surrey, Strathclyde and the National Physical Laboratory. NPL is the UK's National Measurement Institute and is a world leader in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards in areas such as aerospace, the digital world and healthcare, which are complemented by the research strengths and expertise at Surrey.

National Physical Laboratory
National Physical Laboratory

Surrey Health Partners 

The University is a member of the Surrey Health Partnership, which works with a broad range of healthcare organisations in Surrey to enhance research, innovation and education in healthcare, with a focus on service transformation and enabling a patient-led NHS.

Partnerships with other universities

We have formal and informal research partnerships with universities across the world.

University Global Partnership Network

As part of our University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) we collaborate with North Carolina State, São Paulo and Wollongong Universities, working together to benefit global society through knowledge transfer and research collaboration.  


We work with Bath, Bristol and Exeter universities in our SETsquared partnership which supports start-ups, encourages student enterprise and help researchers to make their work commercially viable.

South East Physics Network

We are part of South East Physics Network (SEPNET), a consortium of nine partner universities in the south east of England, which collectively promote the value of physics for science and society.

Partnerships with business

At Surrey, we pride ourselves on our relationships with industry and businesses. These come in many forms, such as:

Our researchers connect with companies in different ways including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, consultancy and through our Surrey Research Park including Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. 

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