University of Plymouth
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.
The University is among the largest universities in the South West of England with more than 20,000 students, 2,500 staff and a turnover of £249 million (2018/9). It is located in the heart of the historic coastal city of Plymouth with educational origins going back to the nineteenth century. The University conducts teaching and research, across three broad faculties: Arts, Humanities & Business; Health; and Science and Engineering.
The University provides substantial benefits beyond the institution through the transformational impact of its research. In 2018/19, Plymouth researchers made significant contributions to the ongoing fight against plastic pollution in our oceans, to advances in biomedical strategies to deal with antibiotic resistance and zoonotic diseases able to jump from animals to humans, and to earth science and sustainability issues, including soil erosion, the need to recycle rare metals in mobile phones, and sustainable construction.
A three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2020 in respect of its pioneering research on microplastics pollution in the oceans and its impact on the environment and changing behaviour, the University continues to grow in stature and reputation.
Contact: Dr Louise Rutt, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Manager, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business