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
11 March: Plymouth University coastal scientists receive funding to study full impact of winter storms
Coastal scientists at Plymouth University have launched a 12-month project to fully analyse how the recent barrage of devastating winter storms has affected the communities and coastlines of south …
10 March: National study aims to identify developmental issues among bilingual children
The specific developmental challenges facing bilingual children as they bid to become proficient in two languages is to be explored in a pioneering nationwide study.
6 March: Marine litter on camera as voting opens for national film competition
After the drama and glamour of the Oscars at the weekend, budding young filmmakers across the UK await their fate as a national film making competition for schools approaches its climax.
5 March: Dental students brush away fear of the dentist
Dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have been working with pupils at Mayflower Community School to show the youngsters how to brush their teeth, how …
5 March: Academic backs call for sugar tax
In a week when the Chief Medical Officer has called for a sugar tax to be introduced to help combat the nation's obesity epidemic, Dr. Gail Rees, Associate Professor in Human Nutrition at Plymouth …
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