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Architecture students and staff get ready for the #IHeartPompey launch.

Students transform disused urban space

University of Portsmouth students have brought a disused urban space back to life in a community partnership involving local youngsters and the city council. The #IHeartPompey project, led by the University’s School of…

An artist’s rendition of the galaxies: Akira (right) and Tetsuo (left) in action. Akira’s gravity pulls Tetsuo’s gas into its central supermassive black hole, fueling winds that have the power to heat Akira’s gas. The action of the black hole winds prevents a new cycle of star formation in Akira. Image Credit: Kavli IPMU

Star formation puzzle solved

A new study published in the journal Nature has found out why a mysterious kind of ‘galactic warming’ has prevented stars from forming in thousands of galaxies. A team of international astronomers announced…

Dr Richard Teeuw and Portsmouth graduate Sarah Brown at the Understanding Risk forum.

Risk expert takes part in international forum

The potentially devastating effects of climate change and increasing global population were among subjects discussed at an international forum attended by a Portsmouth risk expert. Dr Richard Teeuw – coordinator of the University…

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Fraud costing UK economy £193bn a year

The annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193bn per year according to a new report issued today. This dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which…

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Students’ talent on display in shop window

University of Portsmouth illustration students have taken over the window of a card and gift shop in Southsea. The students’ artwork is displayed in Southsea Rock on Marmion Road. They teamed up with…

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Another rise for Portsmouth in Guardian’s guide

For the second year running the University of Portsmouth has risen six places in the Guardian University Guide, an independent ranking of quality in higher education.

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Eddie Izzard to speak at University EU referendum debate

Actor, comedian and writer Eddie Izzard will speak at an EU referendum debate at the University of Portsmouth on 7 June.

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Study sheds new light on human fire history

Human populations in North America might have used fire as a tool thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to new research. The study from the University of Portsmouth has cast new…

The Royal Marines Museum will relocate to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

University plays key role in museum move

Economic experts at the University of Portsmouth have helped pave the way for the Royal Marines Museum’s move to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, announced today. The museum – currently based in Eastney, and home…

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Faecal bank offers unusual cure

A new frozen faecal bank that could save hundreds of lives and dramatically improve the quality of life of many more has been established at a Portsmouth hospital. The bank, at Queen Alexandra…

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