University of Plymouth
The University of Plymouth takes great pride in the spirit of creativity and innovation - marking us out as the enterprise university. It is focused on delivering an outstanding student experience both through the curriculum it delivers and all the associated opportunities it offer such as work placements, volunteering schemes, international exchange programmes, career development and an extensive range of cultural, sports and leisure opportunities.
The university is located at the heart of the city of Plymouth and plays a key role in the city's cultural, economic and social life. It is developing strong links with businesses and professional communities across the South West and our initiatives, such as Formation Zone support local business and help develop new innovative ideas.
It is a national pilot for two-year degrees, has 12 National Teaching Fellows, hosts the national subject centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education as well as four government-funded Centres for Excellence in Teaching & Learning.
Its rapidly developing national and international research profile attracts significant funds annually to support research by staff and we supervise a large number of PhD and postgraduate students. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, confirmed that it carries out world-leading research in the vast majority of its research areas. Overall, 80% of its research was judged as of international repute.
What does PASCAL do with the University of Plymouth?
The University of Plymouth co-ordinates and is the main funder of the PASCAL PURE study of Devon and Cornwall
The University of Plymouth is deeply rooted in its City and region. The PASCAL PURE project offered the opportunity to benchmark our work and reach in the region and connect into an international network of like-minded institutions and regions, sharing experience, knowledge and good practice with others.
The PASCAL PURE team who visited our institution and region were friendly and helpful in showcasing our activity. We look forward to working with them in the future and with other regions who share our sense of connectivity with our region and beyond.
Caroline Chipperfield Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor University of Plymouth