Celebrating a rich research landscape with world-leading academics and experts, over 1000 participants gained an insight into the cutting edge research that impacts our world – from the social to the economic, cultural to environmental, medical and beyond.
Can we change the world one person at a time?
What does a suitcase full of eels have to do with sustainability?
How do we create and maintain healthy landscapes?
These are just some of the questions our academics delved into, responding to real-world challenges with applied research.
We invited academics, partners, businesses, students, and the public to sample a diverse programme that spans a breadth of fascinating research projects.
They listened to top keynote speakers from National Geographic, Innovate UK, CBI, Eden Project, Environment Agency and more, and also learned about collaborative opportunities, available funding, and how their work could benefit from new, innovative research practices.
Join the conversation online with #PlymResFest
Research Festival 2019 trailer
Events listing | 21–25 January 2019
Thursday 24 January
Friday 25 January
Public Research Programme
The year-long programme of public events showcases our research across a spectrum of topics. It presents our annual Research Festival, the Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, the Public Research Lecture series, the new Christmas Research Lecture, and selected lectures featuring keynote speakers throughout the year.
All are welcome to join us as our academics open the door to the intriguing world of research, inviting you to learn more about the fascinating work taking place across the University.
Open Access Research
Open Access Research is a massive, global movement that has many benefits for the individual depositing their work, the institution and researchers worldwide, including dissemination, profile, collaboration, and validation.
During the Research Festival 2019, we shared the following films in which University of Plymouth researchers highlighted the many benefits of this open culture.
Open Access Research | Gail Rees
Open Access Research | Jerry Roberts
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