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New funding won for research into fracking risks

The risks of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is more commonly known, are being investigated by a scientist at the University of Portsmouth. Dr Philip Benson, a rock physicist from the School…

The known and unknown stories of Portsmouth's war: Sculpture by Charles Sargeant Jagger of a WW1 machine gunner at the city's Cenotaph in Guildhall Square

Residents help research Portsmouth’s WW1

Children, students and senior citizens across the city are taking part in a major research project to find out the human stories behind Portsmouth’s First World War effort. The city’s official and unofficial…

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Creative students join forces with military

University students are giving a window into the world of armed forces personnel, thanks to a £12,000 grant from the Ministry of Defence. Students in the University of Portsmouth’s Creative and Cultural Industries…

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E-ARK gets £6M to save digital data

A project to create an electronic ‘ark’ for digital and paper-based archives has received a cash injection. The project will address the problem of archiving digital data from many different kinds of systems…


Astronomer wins €2.15m for Darksurvey research

A professor of cosmology at the University of Portsmouth has been awarded €2.15m to consolidate the position of his world-leading research team. Professor Will Percival is an international expert in theoretical and observational…

Far from child’s play: Dr Tara Woodyer

Playing with future of British armed forces

Social scientists are to examine whether action figure dolls help form children’s opinions on war and have a role to play in shaping the future of our armed forces. It is the first…

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Scientists search for mutations at Chernobyl

A new study launched today will see scientists studying fish living in lakes surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor to find out whether the radiation is causing genetic mutations in fish and aquatic invertebrates….

Health and safety: Researchers including Dr Mike Esbester to glean insights into our changing attitudes towards health and safety

Hostility towards health and safety examined

Why the phrase “health and safety” sparks hostility among so many Britons is to be examined by historical and legal scholars. A two-year study by the Universities of Portsmouth and Reading and funded…


University wins European studies excellence award

The University of Portsmouth is one of only 17 institutions worldwide to have been recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence this year, a prestigious award to encourage excellence in the research…

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New investment in physics teaching and research in South East England

The South East Physics network (SEPnet) and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) have announced plans to invest £13.1 million pounds to sustain physics undergraduate and postgraduate teaching provision, and world class…

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