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 March: Plymouth/Macau agreement seeks to foster and further work on dementia
The University of Plymouth has signed an agreement with the Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, to further the cause of dementia in both countries

24 March: Sinfonietta takes audiences on journey across centuries
Concert will feature works by renowned Baroque composers Tomkins, Purcell and Vivaldi as well as new commissions from students and academics

22 March: London Calling
University hosts first alumni networking event for city graduates

22 March: Students earn success at the treble in marine science awards
Undergraduate and postgraduate students received three of the five prizes on offer at the P1 Marine Foundation National Student Awards

21 March: Dental public health expert reacts to latest figures on the number of children who have had teeth extracted in hospital
Latest figures show a rise of 24 per cent in the number of under-fours having teeth extracted in hospital - Professor Elizabeth Kay reacts

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