Plymouth Pioneers

Our pioneering spirit runs deep in the quest for a better tomorrow

Anchored in the city鈥檚 rich history of exploration, the University of Plymouth has a proud reputation for world-leading research that is truly international, interdisciplinary, and above all, impactful.

From the mountain peaks to the ocean depths and with the communities living between, we are on a quest to address global challenges through novel ways of studying issues, creative approaches to understanding their causes and uncovering innovative, sustainable solutions.

By enabling collaborations between natural and social scientists in fields such as plastic pollution, soil erosion, renewable energies, ocean engineering and health inequalities, we provide a holistic foundation on which our research stands to directly inform and shape the implementation of regional, national and international policies and practices.


a person who is among the first to explore a new area.

develop or be the first to use or apply a new method, area of knowledge, or activity.