Address: Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Telephone: 01752 600600
Vice Chancellor: Professor Wendy Purcell
As the enterprise university, Plymouth is an ambitious, world-class institution committed to maximising opportunities through partnership with business, communities and translational research for the benefit of the region and beyond.
The RAE 2008 saw Plymouth named as a top 50 University and the ‘most improved’ with 80% of its research judged as being of international repute, with a particularly strong reputation for computer science and marine research.
Plymouth is home to one of Europe’s largest Marine Institutes and in partnership is building a new world-class marine facility which will house state-of-the-art research facilities, including the most advanced wave tank testing equipment in the UK.
The University is an award-winning leader in knowledge transfer and the largest provider of KTP in the South West. It has been appointed as the manager of two innovation centres in Cornwall, which are designed to drive economic development in the county by working closely with the business community and drawing them into these knowledge bases. The University is also partner in the Peninsula Growth Acceleration and Investment Network – a ‘growth hub’ that brings together investors, researchers, businesses and advisors with a focus on growing enterprise and fostering innovation across the region.
The University has embedded sustainability at all levels of its corporate strategy and in 2010 was voted number one in the People and Planet Green League.
Recent news from Plymouth University
22 April: Plymouth University awarded NERC grant to investigate storm damage at Lyme Bay
Scientists at Plymouth University have launched an investigation into the impact upon the country's first coastal marine protected area caused by the unprecedented sequence of storms this winter.
22 April: Grant could lead to new therapies for Parkinson's
A team of scientists led by researchers at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, has received a grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) for work which could lead to …
22 April: Thousands of businesses set to benefit from first major City Deal project
Thousands of businesses across Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Somerset and Cornwall are set to benefit from the first major project launched as part of the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal.
17 April: The identification of endangered species
In a time of global climate change and rapidly disappearing habitat critical to the survival of countless endangered species, there is a heightened sense of urgency to confirm the return of animals …
16 April: Dental students win national oral health award
A group of dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have won a national oral health award relating to their project regarding Sjögren's Syndrome , an …
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