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

18 April: Intentions attributed to other people change how we see their actions
New study suggests our apparent ability to see the intent in other's behaviour leads us to cling to our false judgements

18 April: Dementia expert helps Premiership rugby players become Dementia Friends
Ian Sherriff has worked with Sale Sharks Rugby Club to unite against the condition

18 April: Brixham Laboratory highly commended in national awards
The science and technology based business hub was recognised in the 2019 United Kingdom Science Park Association Awards

16 April: The rise in ocean plastics evidenced from a 60-year time series
Scientists from the University and the Marine Biological Association collaborated on new research published in Nature Communications

15 April: Low-intensity ultrasound can change decision-making process in the brain, research shows
Lecturer in Psychology Elsa Fouragnan's paper has been published in Nature Neuroscience

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