Consistently ranked one of the top modern universities in the UK, Plymouth University has a strong record of excellence, enterprise and innovation across its teaching and research activities and is distinguished by its long-term engagement with employers. Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2012, Plymouth University has developed outstanding links with the business community and plays a key role in civic and regional leadership. It enjoys a high rate of graduate employment and has recently invested more than £120 million in state-of-the art facilities to enhance the student experience.
With around 30,000 students in total, the University is also one of the largest in the UK. It is ranked in the top 50 research universities in the UK (Source: Research Fortnight). The results of the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 showed the majority of areas submitted by the University included world-leading research, achieving the highest rating possible, scoring 4 stars. Overall, 80% of the research was judged as being of international repute.
The University has a world-class reputation for its research in marine sciences, medical sciences, computer science and informatics and environmental sciences. It also has a well established reputation for fostering innovation and has sought to build strong links between its research activities and industry. Plymouth has embedded sustainability across its operations, and in 2010 was named by People & Planet as the UK's number one green university.
Frontier IP has a 10-year IP commercialisation agreement with the University, with a mutual option to extend for a further 10 years. Under the terms of the agreement, Frontier IP assists the University in the commercialisation of its IP across all faculties.