Research and expertise
Find out about our internationally renowned research and expertise at the University of Plymouth
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Interdisciplinary Strategic Institutes
Our diverse research spans three Strategic Institutes. Collaborative endeavour in rich, natural environments drives solutions to global challenges.
Marine, maritime, education and innovation expertise integrate to train scientists, engineers, policymakers, artists, technicians and business.
Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research
Transformation in life course, ageing, methodologies, e-health, technology and interventions in health, social care, lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
Sustainable Earth Institute
Science, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business, with community, businesses and individuals, innovate to build resilience for our planet.
G7: Examining the evidence for global action
On 11 June 2021, G7 leaders and invited guests meet in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK to explore solutions to some of the greatest global challenges and, united through shared values, take decisive action.
Facing a climate emergency while still in the midst of a global pandemic and its resultant economic devastation – many look to the G7 to understand where do we go from here? We asked Plymouth researchers, leaders in their fields, to give their expert perspective on exactly what should be examined. From future global health threats, addressing the climate change crisis, to tackling education inequality and driving global corporation taxes and investment into natural disaster infrastructure – they provide the evidence for global action.
Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall
We are committed to developing solutions to the planet's most challenging issues. Our pioneering spirit runs deep in the quest for a better tomorrow.Meet our pioneering researchers
R&D Solutions Fund
The £200,000 fund, delivered in partnership between the University and Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants, is designed to stimulate industrial collaborations and knowledge transfer opportunities between our researchers and businesses, aiming to solve specific ‘business problems’.
Grants of up to £20,000 will be available during two funding rounds:
- Call 1: 9 November 2020 – closes 9.00 Monday 21 December 2020
- Call 2: 8 February 2021 – closes 9.00 Monday 22 March 2021
The programme is open to businesses from any industry sector or geographic location in the UK.
The funds can be used to cover a variety of costs, including academic research time to focus on a specific opportunity or challenge to a business; research time of the industrial partner; and access to specialist University facilities or equipment.
- Consortium submits plan to confirm South West’s status as a global leader in ocean technology innovation 16 September 2021
- New report outlines steps needed to reduce child deaths from serious illness 15 September 2021
- Employers should adapt remote working policies to target physical activity, stress and diet, study recommends 15 September 2021
- Plymouth to host UK’s first charging network for electric maritime vessels 15 September 2021
- Marine Protected Area status can boost fish populations by almost 400% 9 September 2021
Upcoming academic and research events
- FUTURES2021 24 September 2021 - 25 September 2021
- More Just, More Sustainable Futures 1.0: Artistic Research Symposium for PhD Students 28 September 2021 - 29 September 2021
- Addressing the Challenges Facing UK Coastal Communities 7 October 2021 13:00 - 14:30
- Unlocking the economic potential of English seaside towns: opportunities and barriers 7 October 2021 13:00 - 14:30
- Plymouth International Virtual Dementia Conference 27 October 2021 13:00 - 16:30