Royal Holloway, University of London
World-class research that expands minds and changes lives
Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK and the top 300 universities in the world. Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our supervisors and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.
Our position as one of the UK’s leading research intensive institutions is confirmed by the results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2014. Royal Holloway sits among the top 25% of universities in the UK for research rated ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*), with 81% of all our research within those categories.
We’re acknowledged worldwide for pioneering work across all sectors of the arts, humanities and sciences. We continue to invest in first-class academic staff and facilities, with innovative partnerships in Higher Education, Government and industry in the UK and abroad. Our research helps tackle real-world problems, seeking creative solutions to complex challenges and throwing new light on the world we live in.
We’re home to some of the brightest minds across the globe - academics who are collaborating with businesses, government bodies and charities to understand environmental changes, find treatments for diseases and alleviate poverty.
Our research community is also highly regarded. The Information Security Group is recognised as one of only four GCHQ-recognised centres. Our particle physics team helped find the Higgs boson, and we are developing artificial chromosomes to reverse Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.