Top 50: The University of Portsmouth rises in another independent guide

Portsmouth in Guardian’s top 50

The University of Portsmouth has risen six places in the Guardian University Guide, an independent ranking of quality in higher education. Portsmouth is now 49th, having risen from 55th in last year’s guide. The…

Mark Fallon

Interrogation expert gives torture lecture

A security and counter-terrorism expert will discuss why torture doesn’t work at a free public lecture at the University of Portsmouth this week. Mark Fallon will talk about his involvement in some of…


University helps America’s Cup preparation

Store managers at Gunwharf Quays have beaten the starter’s gun by brushing up on how to cope with an extra estimated half a million visitors for America’s Cup racing in Portsmouth this July….

Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith and Vice-Admiral Duncan Potts signing the agreement

Future engineers to benefit from partnership

Students with a flair for engineering at the University of Portsmouth could receive a substantial bursary from the Ministry of Defence as a result of a new contract. Vice Admiral Duncan Laurence Potts,…


Astrophysicist highly commended

A University of Portsmouth astrophysicist has been highly commended at a prestigious award ceremony. Judges at the Asian Women of Achievement Award ceremony, held last night, praised Dr Jen Gupta for her drive…


Professor joins exclusive club

An astrophysicist who is a trailblazer for women in academia has received an exclusive invitation. Professor of astrophysics, Claudia Maraston, has been elected member or the Royal Astronomical Society Club, an inner circle…

British amphibians safer than expected

Killer fungus finding surprises scientists

Scientists have been surprised to find that the major decrease in the number of the UK’s native amphibians has not, as thought, been caused by exposure to diseased colonies of feral African clawed frogs…

Pointing the finger over badly behaved children more common among the poor

Poor more likely to criticise their own

Poor people are much more likely to blame parents for the bad behaviour of children than wealthy people, according to new research. The poor are also more likely to blame people like themselves….

All at sea: Wayne Ingram in his raft ahead of starting his challenge

Extreme science in action

Sports scientists at the University of Portsmouth have been offered a rare opportunity to study how the human body deals with extreme hardship at sea. Professor Mike Tipton and Dr Joe Costello will…

Monitoring pollutants in rivers, lakes and seas a major global concern

Science helps clean up world’s rivers

How experts at Portsmouth are helping to protect water quality worldwide is the subject of a public lecture next week. Professor Graham Mills’ inaugural lecture, ‘From slug pellets to Fukushima’, is on Wednesday,…

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