Grand research challenges we are addressing
Our research grand challenges combine expertise from across the University to address key global challenges.
Scientific discoveries have impacted on our lives in a dramatic way.
在萨里郡, we are contributing to this grand challenge through our research on the management of complex diseases, understanding the genetic make-up of species through whole genome analysis and tackling issues such as antimicrobial resistance and climate change.
同样, esball世博对可再生能源的研究, 卫星监测, 智能电子产品, new ways of living in a digital age and understanding sleep and circadian processes provide new ways to change our global lifestyle and impact on the future of mankind.
The world will need to be able to support a population of nearly 10 billion by 2050, with more than 60 per cent of people living in cities or urban areas.
为了维持这种增长, cities have to become more energy and resource efficient, 更多的互动社区, economies able to respond to global economic pressures more effectively and security of food and water supply becomes imperative.
在萨里郡, our multidisciplinary approaches are addressing these challenges through a broad range of activities in our priority research areas. 这些包括:
- 与水相关的活动的, 如水质与健康, 可持续的水, wastewater and desalination treatment processes
- The sustainability and resilience of environments
- Earth observation and understanding climate change impacts
最终, the socio-political agenda needed to deliver this grand challenge will rely on appropriate leadership and this area is being developed more fully through our research priority in leadership and decision making.
在过去的20年里, 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.
萨里 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.
Our research themes allow us to build on our existing strengths and invest in new complementary areas where we can demonstrate a distinctive capability.
Interdisciplinary research across the spectrum, from discovery science to population-based studies of health, wellbeing and care in both humans and animals.
研究 that enables society to undertake activities and developments, such that they meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
A cutting-edge blend of 萨里 research on the societal consequences of new and emerging technologies, critically interrogating the potentials, 可能性, ethics and consequences of technologies in social life.
The primary purpose of these pan-University institutes is to support the University's aspirations for increasing the scale and enhancing the excellence of our research and innovation.
At the heart of all our research at 萨里, our three faculties are focused on the following specific areas.
- Inequalities, 治理, and Wellbeing
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
- Computational fluid dynamics and environmental flow
- 可持续性, environment and resilience
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- Healthy ageing and supporting long-term conditions
- Understanding people's relationship with social and physical environments