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- 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
23 May: Students design and build new campsite creation on world famous Dartington estate
Architecture students designed and submitted a planning application for The Big Tent, before spending three days on site helping with the build
23 May: GP for Sir David Attenborough inspiring others into the career
Dr Lucy Obolensky, who supported Sir David Attenborough during filming for 'Our Planet', hopes to encourage more doctors into general practice
22 May: First planning pre-application signals regeneration of Plymouth Railway Station with landmark building to educate tomorrow's health professionals
The University hopes to transform the former Intercity House from offices to academic facilities
22 May: Lionfish culls aim to preserve marine species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea
Scientists from the University are currently working with governmental and environmental organisations on a four-year project, RELIONMED
21 May: University launches policy to increase dialogue around menopause
Research suggests up to 75% of women experience menopausal symptoms - 25% of them severe