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A three times Queens Anniversary Prize winner, we have a proud reputation for conducting world-leading, impactful research. From health technologies to heritage; marine sciences to medicine; psychology to sustainability, University of Plymouth researchers are winning major funding grants, publishing papers in high-impact journals, and forging powerful international partnerships. We are fast developing a critical mass of expertise in emerging areas such as agri-technology, antimicrobial resistance, cybersecurity and creative economies. Our response to global environmental challenges, from the low carbon agenda to water quality and food security in the developing world, highlights our robust commitment to finding solutions to climate change.

Our research strengths take advantage of our coastal and rural location, including the breath-taking natural laboratory of Plymouth Sound. Our waterfront Marine Station, home to our extensive fleet of research vessels, complements the Marine Building featuring wave tanks, a navigation centre, and the cutting-edge Cyber-SHIP Lab that tackles maritime cybersecurity issues.

The new Brain Research and Imaging Centre is the most advanced multi-modal facility in the region and, together with our medical research facility and faculty, is co-located with the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, facilitating a cross-collaborative environment where many staff combine consultation work and research.


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Arrêter de boire réduit le risque de contracter une maladie grave comme un cancer ou une pathologie cardiovasculaire. Pormezz/Shutterstock

Qu’arrive-t-il à votre foie quand vous arrêtez de boire de l’alcool ?

Le foie possède un remarquable pouvoir d’autoguérison. Mais quand on consomme trop d’alcool, cette guérison atteint ses limites. Un foie trop endommagé ne retrouvera pas son aspect initial.
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Standardised testing could be compulsory in NZ primary schools – what can we learn from the past?

The new government needs to tread carefully as it looks to reintroduce standardised testing. A one size fits all approach to testing students can have negative consequences for everyone involved.
The detail of the demon in Sir Joshua Reynolds’ painting The Death of Cardinal Beaufort was revealed after extensive cleaning. Petworth House / National Trust

Restorers uncover demon in a 1789 painting – and reveal the decline of superstition in the Age of Reason

The Enlightenment saw science and rational thought replace the religious superstitions of the previous century, and demons became metaphors for the human struggle between good and evil.


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