L-R: University Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire Simon Hayes and Chief Constable Andy Marsh

University opens UK’s first Forensic Innovation Centre

A new police forensic centre – the first of its kind in the country – has opened at the University of Portsmouth. The Forensic Innovation Centre is a joint initiative between the University…

A 'thirst' for oil may underlie many military interventions

Crude conspiracy theories may be right

Researchers have for the first time provided strong evidence for what conspiracy theorists have long thought – oil is often the reason for interfering in another country’s war. Throughout recent history, countries which…

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New map predicts UK youth smoking

New figures released today estimate smoking rates among young people in local areas for the first time. Modelled by University of Portsmouth and the University of Southampton and commissioned by Public Health England and…

Professor Darek Gorecki

Scientists identify new disease treatment path

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have discovered a previously unknown phenomenon that means diseased muscle cells literally eat themselves to death. The researchers say this previously unrecognised mechanism could have far reaching…

Keep the elderly warm, says extreme environments expert

Keep the elderly warm, says extreme environments expert

Britain’s elderly population is at risk of death if they don’t keep warm this winter, warns an expert in extreme environments from the University of Portsmouth. Mike Tipton, a professor of human and…

Matt Wingett

Portsmouth is the home of great writing

The creative effect the city of Portsmouth has had on several important writers will be explored at a talk at the University of Portsmouth. Charles Dickens, widely regarded as one of the finest…

A computer generated image of the SKA-MID, with 15m wide dish telescopes to track objects. When it is built, the field will also include aperture array telescopes, able to electronically point at multiple regions of the sky simultaneously. CREDIT: SKA Organisation

Cosmologists prepare to make atlas of Universe

Cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth are among those preparing to make the biggest map of the Universe ever created. Scientists from Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation are part of an international…

Alison-Lapper

Astounding film up for top award

Four students who have taken an in-depth look at disability have been nominated for a prestigious award. Living Differently, a documentary about people with different disabilities, has been shortlisted in the factual category…

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Games courses gain industry approval

Two computer games courses at the University of Portsmouth have been praised for creating highly employable graduates. The BScs in Computer Games Technology and Computer Games Enterprise are the first to be recognised…

The bright spiral galaxy M51 and its fainter companion - The Survey has transformed the field of systematic galaxy analysis with accurate measurements of hundreds of parameters for hundreds of thousands of galaxies

UK astronomers share bounty of new information

– The video above shows a flythrough of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s map of the large-scale structure of the Universe. Scientists from Portsmouth today marked the end of a major era in…

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