Plymouth University is a dynamic, ambitious and world-class institution, among the newly-emerging 'modern global elite' according to the Times Higher Education. Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world, and 42nd in terms of those aged under 50, Plymouth has been recognised for its innovative teaching, its impact-driven approach to research, and its commitment to working in partnership to create socioeconomic benefit for its communities.
Tracing its roots back to the city's School of Navigation, founded in 1862, Plymouth is now one of the largest universities in the country, and has around 28,000 students enrolled on courses from farming to pharmacy, business to biology, and design to dentistry, many at partner colleges across the South West.
A twice winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, and the first university in the world to be awarded a Social Enterprise Mark, Plymouth has invested more than £150 million into its campus over the past seven years, including a Marine Building containing the country's most advanced wave tanks, a spectacular arts building and a performing arts centre, and a waterfront marine research and teaching station, complete with diving centre. It also oversees a £100 million regional network of business support facilities, including incubation, innovation, and science park infrastructure.