We will enhance our research excellence and scale to be recognised internationally as a leading research university. Research is at the heart of our mission to create new knowledge and innovate for the benefit of society.
Our overarching objective is to achieve research activities that are internationally-leading, contribute economic and social benefits, and support our ambitions in teaching and learning.
The University’s research strategy aims to achieve the following:
- Provide excellent infrastructure and support to attract and retain world-class academic staff
- Provide an environment that attracts and supports high-quality postgraduate researchers, with first-class training, supervision and facilities
- Support nationally and internationally important research themes
- Work closely with other UK and international universities and businesses, forming collaborations to achieve greater momentum, higher profile and impact.
During the last 20 years, we have experienced a revolution in the way individuals and societies communicate with each other.
The pace of technical innovation will revolutionise the ways in which societies function at all levels, through the Internet of Things and next-generation network technologies like 5G.
Surrey is a pioneer in communication technologies and is applying its technological flair through its innovations in health, connected systems and innovative methodologies priority areas.
The influence and opportunity of greater connectivity on cultures is being realised through our priorities in performance, visual and audio analysis and languages and culture, all of which will impact on new ways of living in the digital age