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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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Greens leader Natalie Bennett at the party’s manifesto launch. Alastair Grant/AP

Manifesto Check: the Green Party’s top policies

Our experts review the evidence behind the Green Party's big ticket policies.
The tweet is mightier than the sword. Shutterstock

Army joins the social media war with psy-ops brigade

The British Army is bringing in a new brigade, specialising in psychological warfare, and particularly the use of social media. Whereas the infantry, cavalry, artillery and engineers have been staple units…
Celebrations of Russia’s restored greatness are premature. EPA/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Putin’s patriotism and paranoia will be Russia’s undoing

Whether through improvisation, opportunism, fear or calculation, 2014 has seen a massive shift in the way political authority works in Russia. Moscow has moved dramatically away from a legal-rational way…
Navy workers deliver aid in the Philippines. DFID

Fixing aid: bypass corruption with military precision

The UK government’s Department for International Development has been severely criticised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact for its apparent failure to tackle corruption in the countries that…
UK planes could soon be joining the US strike. EPA/DOD/US Air Force/Sgt. Shawn Nick

Air strikes can’t obliterate bad strategy in the Middle East

Just over a year after the UK parliament was recalled, only to vote against military action in the Middle East, it has again been summoned to approve the use of force in the region. David Cameron has confirmed…
Over it: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (L) and his foreign minister Javad Zarif. EPA/STR

Frozen out of anti-IS effort, Iran is losing patience with the West

Since Hassan Rouhani was elected Iran’s president in June 2013, relations between Iran and the United States have significantly improved – though they remain very fragile. To explain why, most analysts…
David Cameron and Anders Fogh Rasmussen have a plan. Luke MacGregor/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Explainer: what’s on the agenda at the NATO summit?

NATO member states are meeting this week in Wales at what could prove a milestone summit. Since the 2012 Chicago meeting, the security landscape has changed dramatically and important questions about NATO’s…


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