Strategic research themes

As part of the University of Surrey’s Research Strategy to realise ambitious objectives for research excellence and impact, a series of thematic research priorities has been identified. In-depth analysis was carries out across the University to ascertain Faculty specific priorities, strengths and research funder interests. Six Themes were identified:

  • Sustainability
  • Urban Living
  • Digital Innovation*
  • Innovation for Health*
  • Lifelong Health and Wellbeing*
  • Space and Aerospace*

*under discussion/in development

These Themes have been selected on the basis that:

  • They represent an area of growing interest to a number of funders
  • The University has some key capabilities and assets that ensure we are credible in the area, and
  • Some coordinated action to develop them would be beneficial

The Themes allow us to build on our existing strengths and invest in new complementary areas where we can demonstrate a distinctive capability.

Our Themes

Our Research Themes allow us to build on our existing strengths and invest in new complementary areas where we can demonstrate a distinctive capability.

 

The first two of these Themes launched (late in 2016) are: