Falmouth University Vice Chancellor

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Falmouth University Vice Chancellor

Professor Anne Carlisle

Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive

Anne joined Falmouth University as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive in 2009. Since then, the University has gone through a period of major expansion and is one of the fastest growing universities in the UK since it secured full university title in 2012.

Falmouth is now the number one creative university in all three of the major league tables, number six in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017, 21 in the Guardian University Guide 2017 and is top 30 in the Times Higher Education 2017 ‘Table of Tables’.

The University’s number one strategic objective is to get graduates great jobs and it has a DLHE score of 97% in employment or further education.

Falmouth University is a key driver in Cornwall’s economic regeneration and it recently won the Entrepreneurship Award in the 2017 Guardian Awards for its ground-breaking Launchpad programme, which Anne founded. This programme takes graduate talent and builds new, high-growth tech companies to market demand in partnership with industry.

Anne received a first class honours degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster, an MA from University of the Arts London and co-founded CIRCA publications before starting her academic career. Prior to joining Falmouth University, Anne was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wales in Newport where she led research and innovation.

Anne is a member of the Cornwall Executive Group and a former Chair of the Future Economy Group on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP.