University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has excellent academics whose mission is to lead pioneering research and innovation to create new thinking around, and to provide practical solutions for, some of the world’s main technological and societal challenges. It works in partnership with international academia, industry, policy makers and commerce. Innovative and dynamic, and with around 15,000 students, SURREY is the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016. It also ranks fourth in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and eighth in the Complete University Guide 2016. In the 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings, it is awarded five stars, the highest rating achievable, and is placed within the top one per cent of global higher education institutions.

Involved in EC projects for more than 25 years, including around 190 funded from the FP7 and ongoing Horizon2020 programmes, SURREY has extensive experience of acting as both coordinator and beneficiary. It excels at multidisciplinary and cross border research and benefits from excellent professional and administrative support.

Surrey will participate to the Obelics project with the Automotive Engineering Research Center (AERC) of Mechanical Engineering Sciences and 5G Innovation Centre of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which is housed in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences has around 25 academic staff, with expertise in a broad range of areas including fundamental studies in fluid dynamics, materials and structures, applied studies in aerodynamics, biomedical engineering, environmental flows, structural integrity and vehicle engineering. It collaborates closely with academic institutions and industries in the UK and worldwide.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is also one of the largest departments in the University with extremely strong metrics in both elements of our core business, teaching and research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 93 per cent of departments research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, which placed the Department second in the UK within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials unit of assessment. Similarly, our teaching is also rated very highly. In the past 4 years, we have consistently achieved an “overall satisfaction” rating in the National Student Survey (NSS) in excess of 90%, again rating University of Surrey among the best Departments within the UK.

Country: United Kingdom