The Vice-Chancellor`s welcome
BY PROFESSOR WENDY PURCELL
VICE-CHANCELLOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE
A very warm welcome to Plymouth University. With a mission to be ' the enterprise university', Plymouth is a dynamic and innovative place to work and study, transforming lives through education, world-class research and innovation on a global stage.
The RAE 2008 saw Plymouth named as a top 50 research University and the 'most improved' with 80% of its research judged as being of international repute, meaning both our undergraduate and postgraduate students can be proud to be taught by, and work alongside world-class experts.
Plymouth is a university built on a rich heritage dating back to 1862 and while it has grown in terms of size, reputation and impact, we remain true to our values of social inclusion with a strong sense of place and civic responsibility. We have embraced our leadership role in the city, region and beyond and are an engine of transformational change through education and innovation. We are committed to working through partnership in delivering on our mission.
The University is an award-winning leader in knowledge transfer and through its Enterprise Solutions programme has helped many hundreds of businesses and over a thousand individuals over the last year alone. We also have two incubation centres on campus, Formation Zone (Arts) and Formation 2.0 (STEM) and are co-partners in the Tamar Science Park which houses spinout companies from the University. The University delivers higher education through its network of 18 partner Partner Colleges across the South West and is a founding partner of the Combined Universities in Cornwall .
Whether you are a prospective student, employee, business or member of the community, I hope you will appreciate the contribution Plymouth University makes to people and place. You will find a wealth of information on our website, but if you need help finding what you are looking for, please just let us know - we would be pleased to hear from you.
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THE VICE-CHANCELLOR'S INAUGURATION
On Thursday 27 November 2008, Plymouth University celebrated the inauguration of its Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Purcell. As part of the ceremony, Professor Purcell gave an address on 'The role of the university in the city, region and beyond'.
THE VICE-CHANCELLOR'S PUBLIC ADDRESS