Royal Holloway, University of London ranks among the top 25 UK universities (Guardian University Guide 2022) and has a rich history of pioneering and innovating for over 150 years.

At the heart of Royal Holloway lie principles of achieving academic excellence in teaching and research, serving the needs of our students and our wider society, whilst creating an environment in which we are all inspired to succeed. We continue to invest in first class facilities for teaching and research, with state of the art equipment, laboratories and technology. Our strategic investment in facilities includes the new Omnidrome Research and Innovation Centre for world-leading research, innovation, education and knowledge exchange for air, land and water-based drones opening in 2023.Our researchers engage with an international community to enable challenge-led research and to strengthen the role the university plays in the development of our region, the UK and the world. Our research tackles real-world problems, seeking creative solutions to complex challenges, alleviating inequalities, and living sustainably in today’s inter-connected and digital world.


In each of our four challenge-led research themes, we are addressing global challenges in areas of established excellence and strategic growth:

  • Digital Futures in the Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Living Sustainably
  • Advanced Quantum Science and Technologies
  • Transformative Digital Technologies, Security and Society