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Portsmouth research is world-leading

Research at the University of Portsmouth is rated world-leading in the latest survey of research quality in UK universities. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), announced today, determine how much public money…

A map of the route experienced burglars took around the ground floor of both a real and a virtual house 
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Burglars experts at navigating homes

Experienced burglars are expert at taking systematic, predictable routes around homes they are stealing from, according to new research. Dr Claire Nee, of the University of Portsmouth, ran a study piloting two new…

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‘Managerial merry-go-round’ leads to poor performance

Big managerial changes at premier league football and county cricket clubs threaten the productivity and effectiveness of staff for up to six months afterwards, a new study has found. The research, published by…

The newly refurbished centre of technology and engineering at Portsmouth, Portland Building

£5m grant for Future Technology Centre

The University of Portsmouth has been awarded the maximum £5m by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) towards a new, cutting edge Technology Centre. The University will contribute a further £6m…

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Engineers to research heart mechanics

An engineer has won a grant of £100,000 to study the cause of one of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease which kills 8000 people a year in the UK. Dr Andrea…

Brain tumour patient Richard Preston, right, launches the hope tree fundraising effort with Professor Geoff Pilkington and his research team

Tumour patient launches hope tree

Brain tumour patient Richard Preston is helping to spread a message of hope this Christmas. Richard, who was diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour a year ago, has launched the…

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Interactive app exhibition opens

An interactive exhibition that tells the tale of designing an app to help adoptive parents has opened to the public. “Design Thinking in Practice” will be in the Eldon building at the University…

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Student wins award with unusual dance video

A University of Portsmouth PhD student who explained the life cycle of a star using a dance video has won this year’s Early Career Physics Communicator Award. Claire Le Cras, a third year…

Decision analyst Professor Ashraf Labib

Looking at decisions from all angles

Researchers have devised the first 3D mapping tool to weigh up the relative value of opposing views when important decisions are being made by industry. The decision tool has been created by experts…

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Wine and culture better than sun, sea

Cyprus, Greece and Portugal need to introduce alternatives to complement sun, sea and sand if they want to remain top tourist destinations and help their countries’ economies. According to new research, all three…

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