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
17 May: History meets innovation for new live gaming experience
Plymouth is set to undergo a digital transformation as hundreds of adventurers take part in the city's first location-based live game.
17 May: University hosts summer fair in support of world's orphans
Ethical flip-flop company Gandys is holding a summer fair on campus on Monday (20th May) to raise awareness of their mission to support orphaned children around the world.
16 May: University lecturer awarded HEA International Scholarship
A Plymouth University lecturer has been awarded one of just five prestigious scholarships from a national education body.
16 May: Greater understanding of tumour growth
Non-surgical treatments for multiple tumours move one step nearer A study led by researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has for the first time revealed how …
15 May: Plymouth University provides free careers support to graduates in the region
Graduates across the South West are being offered the opportunity to prepare for the competitive jobs market by attending one of a series of two-day 'Career Confidence Graduate Workshops'.
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