We undertake world leading research in topics such as artificial intelligence and data science, networks, cyber security, nanotechnology, and satellite engineering.

Research excellence

We are ranked 7th in the country for our research outputs in computer science and informatics and 15th in the UK for ‘*research power’ in engineering, according to the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

88% of our computer science and informatics research has been judged as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) overall.

Overall, Surrey has risen 12 places in the rankings since 2014 to 33rd in the UK for our research quality.

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* Research power is the overall quality of submissions, calculated by grade point average and multiplied by the full-time equivalent number of staff submitted.

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If you're interested in doing a PhD in our School, then take a look at our offering from space engineering, AI, communications, robotics, security, distributed systems and many more.