Research impact at Plymouth

Demonstrating our mission to advance knowledge and transform lives through research


Changing the world in 20 projects

“Sea birds washing up on the shoreline covered in a mysterious oily substance; young people in Ethiopia, suffering from discrimination because of their disability; families facing life-changing decisions without specialist genetic counsellor support...”
Three completely different scenarios but all tied by a common cord: University of Plymouth research.
Research - changing the world in 20 projects

Discover more about our environmental, economic and societal impact

At a glance...
  • University of Plymouth submitted 49 impact case studies to REF2021
  • our case studies demonstrated impact on the environment, politics, health, culture, technology, society and the economy
  • reaching far and wide, Plymouth's global impact locations included Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, North and South America.
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