“Universities are so much more than degree-awarding seats of learning. They are drivers for economic innovation and advancement, catalysts for social change and champions of cultural development.”
– Professor Judith Petts, CBE
The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. It makes a positive difference to people’s lives. With a truly global outlook, the University is an inclusive and inspiring university community. Its students are its partners on their journey of discovery.
Founded in 1862 as the School of Navigation, the University of Plymouth is now the UK’s 15th largest university.
The University of Plymouth delivers high quality research-led and professionally-relevant teaching. A stimulating student experience ensures challenge, personal development, and employment success.
Its research embraces real-world challenges to advance and translate knowledge and to drive innovation and enterprise. The University prioritises collaboration and interdisciplinary excellence. Almost two-thirds of the University’s research is ranked either World-Leading or Internationally-Excellent in 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Its services, estate and infrastructure are an enabling force that supports and enriches its vision and community. They are highly effective and efficient.
Its graduates are highly capable, confident and adaptable global citizens. Succeeding in their ambitions, and leaders of the future, they make a difference in society.
Its staff are creative, empowered, and take responsibility. The University works with its students as partners and strive for exceptional performance in everything it do.
The University is financially sustainable, enabling long-term investment in its University. It is a higher education leader for sustainability; economic, environmental, and social.