University of surrey
The University of Surrey is a public research university located within the county town of Guildford, Surrey, in the South East of England, United Kingdom. The university specializes in science, engineering, medicine and business. It received its charter on 9 September 1966.
The university conducts extensive research on small satellites, with its Surrey Space Centre and spin-off commercial company, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, the University of Surrey received a 5* rating in the categories of “Sociology”, “Other Studies and Professions Allied to Medicine”, and “Electrical and Electronic Engineering” and a 5 rating in the categories of “Psychology”, “Physics”, “Applied Mathematics”, “Statistics and Operational Research”, “European Studies”, and “Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages”.
The new 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey has gained over £40m support from international telecommunications companies including Aeroflex, AIRCOM International, BBC, BT Group, EE (telecommunications company), Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, Huawei, Ofcom, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung, Telefonica and Vodafone – and a further £11.6m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
The University of Surrey is recognized as one of the leading universities in the United Kingdom and has climbed rapidly in national league tables as of recent years. In the The Sunday Times 10-year (1998–2007) average ranking of British universities based on consistent league table performance, Surrey was ranked 35th overall in the UK, as of 2016 it now places between 4th and 8th in the three main ranking compilations of universities in the United Kingdom. For the most recent domestic university league tables, the university is ranked 4th overall by The Guardian, 8th overall by the Complete University Guide, 8th overall by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
Subjects ranked in the top 10 include Hospitality & Tourism, Law, Electronic Engineering, Food Science, Sociology, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Economics and Psychology.