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We’re proud to announce that we’re fourth in The Guardian University Guide 2017.

Learn more about life as a student at Surrey, and discover why we’re a top 5 UK University:

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A warm welcome to Professor Max Lu, joining the University today as our new President and Vice-Chancellor. Welcome to Surrey!

Meet our new Vice-Chancellor:

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Highlights from our 2016 International Women's Day event.

You can also see tweets from the evening, here:
International Women's Day 2016
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In 2015 our research activities spanned the globe. We took a leap forward in the race to 5G, welcomed royalty and were named 'University of the Year' by The Times and Sunday Times.

Take a look back on a wonderful year:

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A year of momentum.
A year of change.
A year in review.

Surrey's Annual Review 2015, coming soon:

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Surrey has been recognised for its outstanding international focus in the Times Higher Education's list of most international universities in the world:

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What would happen in a real-life lightsaber fight?

According to Surrey's Professor Ben Murdin:
"If a real lightsaber’s laser light was red or blue, like in the films, the light would keep going for miles and maybe punch a hole in the roof, the floor or even slice off your own toes."

Find out more in The Science of Star Wars: Episode III.

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The Science of Star Wars: Episode II - Droids

Unravel the facts behind the science fiction with Surrey's Jedi Knight and Professor of Space Autonomous Systems, Yang Gao. See more:

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Could spaceships really travel faster than light?

Discover the Science of Star Wars with Surrey's resident Jedi Master, Professor Jim Al-Khalili. Discover more:

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Surrey appoints Professor Max Lu as its new Vice-Chancellor

Professor Max Lu stated: “I am honoured to be appointed as the fifth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey. It is a great privilege to be given the opportunity to lead such a fine institution with exceptional national and international standing in teaching, student outcomes and research."

He will join the University as President and Vice-Chancellor in April 2016.
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