Of the forces that will shape our future as a species, the greatest are our collective behaviours. To align these with sustainable economic and environmental practices – without losing sight of health equality and prosperity – is a challenge that Plymouth University has worked towards for more than 20 years.
This commitment is demonstrated most powerfully through our broad spectrum of research: whether it’s analysing climate change and the state of the planet’s oceans; pioneering new techniques and technologies in cancer research or pre-natal diagnoses; or composing music through neuroscience, our research crosses geographic and disciplinary boundaries in its quest to advance knowledge and transform lives. And as the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework show, so much of what we do has been classed as world-leading or internationally-excellent.
As a young university, we have the freedom to define our strategic priorities and values, and invest our intellectual capital in areas that will help shape the world around us.