Discover more about our academic, economic and societal impact
At a glance...
- University of Plymouth submitted 50 impact case studies to REF2014
- our case studies demonstrated impact on academia, politics, health, culture, technology, society, the economy and environment
- project funders included 12 national Department of Business, Innovation and Skills funding bodies
- reaching far and wide, Plymouth's global impact locations included Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, North and South America.
Robots as companions
A look at how an EU-funded robotics project placed Plymouth University at the centre of a pan-European ethics issue.Read more about how Plymouth's ALIZ-E project is leading the way in the debate over the ethics of human-robot interaction
Understanding the challenges of degenerative neurological conditions
A case study looking at the work of the Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine in tackling Multiple Sclerosis.Read more about our work developing treatments and improving outcomes measurement
Identifying and tackling chemical pollutants in the world's oceans
Focusing on the work of Steve Rowland, Professor of Organic Geochemistry at Plymouth University, and his team.Read more about how they developed a new analytical method and why their work changed national policy
Research in the blood
How Professor Neil Avent has been looking into the diagnosis of pre-natal conditions through non-intrusive methods.Read more about our Professor of Transfusion Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics, and the life-blood of his research for more than 25 years