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Research excellence

Royal Holloway sits within the top 25 per cent of universities in the UK for research

Our research is world-leading.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, it was confirmed that Royal Holloway remains within the top 25 per cent of universities in the UK for research. 

You can read more about the REF 2021 results and our top performing departments on our Research Excellence Framework page.

Research institutes and centres

We have four research institutes and over 20 research centres which enable and promote our world-class research. You can find out more by visiting our institutes and centres page.

Outstanding facilities

Royal Holloway is home to some world-class research facilities located at our Egham campus. These include:
SuperFab a world-class university cleanroom and home of the UK Centre for Superconducting and Hybrid Quantum Systems (UK-CSQS).

Omnidrome, Research and Innovation Centre,
a hub for world-leading research, innovation, education and knowledge exchange for air, land, and water-based drones, robotics and autonomous vehicles.


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Find out why Royal Holloway is in the top 25% of UK universities for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Royal Holloway is a research intensive university and our academics collaborate across disciplines to achieve excellence.

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Royal Holloway began as two pioneering colleges for the education of women in the 19th century, and their spirit lives on today.

We’ve played a role in thousands of careers, some of them particularly remarkable.

Find about our decision-making processes and the people who lead and manage Royal Holloway today.