University of Surrey
The University of Surrey (SURREY) is one of UK’s leading academic institutions providing comprehensive research and training. It works in partnership with international academia, industry, policy makers and commerce. Innovative and dynamic, and with around 15,000 students, SURREY is the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016. In the 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings, it was awarded five stars, the highest rating achievable, and was placed within the top one per cent of global higher education Institutions. In 2017, SURREY won a Gold Award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). SURREY has been involved in EU projects for more than 25 years, including 279 funded by the FP7 and the ongoing Horizon 2020 programme. SURREY has demonstrated that it is capable of successfully delivering collaborative, multidisciplinary research and innovation projects and fellowships.
Human circadian rhythm and sleep research is a particular strength of SURREY which supports Chronobiology and Sleep as core investment areas. SURREY has benefitted from recent investment (£26.5M) in refurbishment of the Faculty’s bioscience research facilities, including development of facilities for human and animal chronobiology/sleep research.
Role of the institution within ENLIGHTENme
SURREY is a project partner. Members from the Chronobiology Section (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) will participate in the project providing its competences in rest/activity actigraphy, light measurement/monitoring and ageing research. SURREY will primarily participate in work package 3 and be involved in investigating the biological effects of indoor light supplementation and monitoring light and rest/activity rhythms in free-living older people using actigraphy and light sensor devices. SURREY will also contribute to dissemination and exploitation in work package 6 and management in work package 7.