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Annual review 2020

In 2019–20, the University was rated in the top 25 for teaching in the National Student Survey, and was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for a third time, in recognition of two decades of groundbreaking research into microplastics and microfibers. Our teams also:

  • secured millions of pounds worth of funding for research, economic development and regeneration, and knowledge exchange
  • responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in a myriad of ways, making significant progress in the search for a coronavirus vaccine and engineering sustainable PPE for the NHS
  • used their expertise to influence and advise national and international bodies and organisations.

Learn more in our Annual Review 2020

Interdisciplinary Strategic Institutes

Our diverse research spans three Strategic Institutes. Collaborative endeavour in rich, natural environments drives solutions to global challenges.

Marine Institute<span class='gicon-star'></span>

Marine Institute
Marine, maritime, education and innovation expertise integrates to train scientists, engineers, policymakers, artists, technicians and business.

Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research<span class='gicon-star'></span>

Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research
Transformations in life course, ageing, methodologies, e-health, technology and interventions in health, social care, lifestyle, health and wellbeing.

Sustainable Earth Institute<span class='gicon-star'></span>

Sustainable Earth Institute
Science, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business, with community, businesses and individuals, innovate to build resilience for our planet.

What's coming up

<p>Plymouth Sound - Foreshore looking out to sea<br></p>
Oceansgate Marine Technology Webinar Series

Showcasing our thriving marine sector

10 March 2021 11:00 - 11:45

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