The National Technical Authority
for Information Assurance


GCHQ and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have set up a scheme to recognise Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR). A first tranche of 8 UK universities conducting world class research in the field of cyber security were recognised in 2012 and a further three in 2013.
Two more universities have recently been recognised as ACE-CSR. They are the University of Kent and the University of Surrey.
They will be recognised as an ACE-CSR for a period of two years and will be awarded an EPSRC grant in support of their activities over this period. 
The 13 universities recognised as ACEs-CSR so far are:
ACEs-CSR​ ​Website ​Presentations
University of Bristol​ ACE-CSR Conference
(PDF 108KB - 5 Nov 2012)
Imperial College London Engineering Secure Software Systems
(PDF 7.62MB - Nov 2012)​
University of Kent​
Lancaster University ACE-CSR
(PDF 263KB - Nov 2012)​
University College London​ ACE-CSR
(PDF 204KB - Nov 2012)​
University of Oxford​ ACE-CSR
(PDF 690KB - Oct 2012)​
Queen’s University Belfast​
(PDF 1.56MB - Nov 2012)​
Royal Holloway,
University of London​​ Cyber Security Research
(PDF 335KB - Nov 2012)​
University of Southampton​​ CyberSecurity
(PDF 6.41MB - Nov 2012)​​
University of Surrey​
University of Birmingham​
University of Cambridge​
Newcastle University