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
19 June: Plymouth University and Plymouth Raiders aim to hit new heights with major partnership
Plymouth University has entered into a major new partnership with the South West's premier basketball team, the Plymouth Raiders.
19 June: Volunteers sought for new Natural Connections project
An innovative new project that is working with hundreds of schools across the South West to provide greater learning opportunities for schoolchildren in natural environments is appealing for …
18 June: UTC Plymouth MP visit
Minister for Employment, Mark Hoban, and local MP Oliver Colvile were guests of honour for a behind-the-scenes tour of Plymouth's brand new University Technical College, which is set to open its …
17 June: Schools vie for top prize in national mathematics and statistics competition
Twelve schools from across the country are vying to be crowned the champions of a new national mathematics and statistics competition.
17 June: World Cup celebrations inspire squad ahead of RoboCup 2013
They are among the greatest World Cup winning celebrations of all time.
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