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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,…

The evidence is clear: Market towns are good for people

Market towns are the best

British market towns that have retained their traditional markets are more healthy, more socially active, provide better food security and promote sustainability, according to new research. The research provides the strongest evidence to…

Robert Polidori, Favela Rocinha #1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009, UV-cured ink on aluminum, 3.4 x 9.8 feet/1 x 3 meters, edition 1/2. © 2009 Robert Polidori, image courtesy of the artist

Venice exhibition bridges frontiers

Two men from opposite sides of the world who met while studying art history at Oxford 25 years ago are staging a major exhibition in Venice. Frontiers Reimagined: Art That Connects Us is…


Banks as vulnerable now as before crash

Eurozone banks are as vulnerable to failing today as they were in the run-up to the 2008 global economic crash and subsequent recession, new research published today has found. In the first study to…

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