The Penryn Campus is shared and jointly operated by Falmouth University (Falmouth) and the University of Exeter (UoE) through Falmouth Exeter Plus in an arrangement that is unique in the UK.
Falmouth Exeter Plus provides a range of services to both institutions, including estates and facilities management, commercial activities and accommodation services. Falmouth Exeter Plus also oversees the strategic development of the Penryn Campus on behalf of Falmouth and UoE.
The Penryn Campus is the flagship hub campus of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (www.cuc.ac.uk), which is a partnership of six universities and colleges that work together to provide more opportunities for people to study at university level and help local businesses and communities to thrive.
There are currently around 4,000 students at the Penryn Campus. Falmouth and UoE aim to grow their combined student population at the campus to 5,000 students by 2016.
In order to accommodate this planned growth in student numbers, the Penryn Campus is embarking on a further phase of development as a result of funding from the European Union (Objective One and European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme), the South West Regional Development Agency and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, with support from Cornwall Council.