It is located in Guildford, England and is a public research university. It conducts research on small satellites with its space centre. The 5G innovation centre was developed in 2015, for research and development in 5G network. The university is ranked among top 30 universities in the United Kingdom by The Guardian, Complete University Guide and the times and Sunday times Guide. There are more than 110 companies in Surrey Research Park which is regarded as topmost science park in UK which offers space for businesses.