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…


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…


University appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor

The University of Portsmouth has appointed a new Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement. Chris Chang is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor Corporate Marketing, International and Development Services at Anglia Ruskin University. He has over 20 years’…

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Student wins bronze at Invictus Games

A University of Portsmouth student and former Royal Marine has won bronze in the archery event at the 2016 Invictus Games this week in Florida. Jon Flint competed in archery and swimming events…

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Student wins Chinese translation competition

A University of Portsmouth student has beaten entries from all over the world to win a prestigious Chinese translation competition. Luisetta Mudie won the Bai Meigui Translation Competition for her translation of a…

This study is the first to examine child alert systems in Europe

Child alert systems save lives

Preliminary research from the Centre of Missing Persons at the University has found that child alert systems for endangered missing and abducted children in Europe can help find them alive.

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Couple travel 5,000 miles to study together

When married couple Masuda Tonima and Anim Hossain decided to study an MSc in Electronic Engineering, they were happy to travel 5,000 miles for it – because the University of Portsmouth offered the…

Honour: Dr Vijay Pereira is given one of just 100 UN pins by the vice president of the Gandhi Global Family

UN honour for academic

Dr Vijay Pereira has been awarded an Indo-United Nations pin, one of just 100 awarded worldwide, in recognition of his contribution to society and the spread of Gandhian philosophy. The award was given…

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