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 carried 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
  • Some co-ordinated 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.

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: