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:
- Urban living
- Lifelong health
- Digital innovation*
- Innovation for health*
- 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.