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: Plymouth University research.

Find out more by accessing our case studies and researcher profiles

Discover more about our academic, economic and societal impact

At a glance...

  • Plymouth University 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 & Skills funding bodies
  • reaching far and wide, Plymouth's global impact locations included Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, North and South America.

Visit the official HEFCE REF2014 website to access all our case studies