Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
01752 600600
Vice Chancellor
Professor Judith Petts CBE

The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation.

With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a top 50 research university with clusters of world class research across a wide range of disciplines including marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. A twice winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, the University of Plymouth continues to grow in stature and reputation.

It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence, and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With 21,000 students, and a further 17,000 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 100,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers, it has a growing global presence.

The University can trace its roots back to the founding of the School of Navigation in 1862, and that focus on marine excellence continues through to the present day, with its Marine Institute boasting one of the broadest research portfolios in Europe. It also has some of the country’s most advanced wave tank testing facilities on its campus, which are used in partnership with industry for the development of marine renewable technology.

A serial award winner in the field of sustainability, Plymouth was the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, and is also the first modern university in the country to launch its own medical school.

Recent news from Plymouth University

24 February: "Taking part in MS study has changed my life"
Sally Morgan explains the importance of a standing frame intervention being trialled in a University of Plymouth study

24 February: Funding for study which could lead to new drug treatment for dementia diseases
Charity BRACE has provided funding to University of Plymouth scientists for a pilot study which could find a new drug treatment for dementia

23 February: Dental therapy and hygiene students support children and parents
Dental therapy and hygiene students have worked with Action for Children to raise awareness of youngsters' oral health

22 February: University launches financial support and mentoring programme for engineering students
Stephen Ball to support Tamar Engineering Project

22 February: Fathers face negative bias over quest for work-life balance, study suggests
The research explored previously-identified phenomena which highlighted a tendency for managers to categorise employees based on gender stereotypes

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