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The University joined the Athena SWAN charter in 2011

Departments recognised by Athena SWAN

Two University of Portsmouth departments have been awarded by the Athena SWAN Charter in recognition of their commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEMM). Biological Sciences and Psychology…


Male suicide on rise as result of austerity

Young males between the ages of 10 and 24 have committed suicide in growing numbers as a direct result of austerity measures brought in across Europe following the 2009 recession. According to new…

Thriving: A wolf in the exclusion zone at Chernobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. Credit Valeriy Yurko

Wildlife abundant at Chernobyl

An international group of scientists from the University’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences published their findings that humans are worse for wildlife than nuclear disaster.


Launched: national centre for security threat research

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) brings together world leading researchers at the universities of Birmingham, Cranfield, Lancaster, Portsmouth and the West of England to deliver a national hub for independent research, training and knowledge synthesis.


What students learn to be revealed

The University of Portsmouth has won a major grant to study how university students’ beliefs about themselves, their ability to learn and their employment prospects develop over the course of their degree. The…


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…

The Moment

Rugby World Cup freezing treatment may not work

The Welsh, English and Italian rugby teams’ much-loved cold therapy treatment, which aims to improve recovery and reduce muscle soreness, may not work. Newly published research from the University of Portsmouth found there…

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will be mounted on the four metre Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. It will collect spectra from 30 million galaxies and quasars to make the biggest 3D map of the universe ever. (Image credit: R. Lafever and J. Moustakas for the DESI Collaboration, background image by Dark Energy Camera Legacy Survey.)

UK astronomers reach deep into space and time

A three-dimensional map of the Universe, reaching deeper in space and time than any yet made, is to be produced by an international team of 200 scientists, including leading astronomers from the UK….

Football referee expert: Tom Webb

Footballers’ diving fault of foreign players

The widespread problem of footballers’ diving has been blamed on the influx of foreign players for years but now a study from the University of Portsmouth has found they are seen to be…

The new Mini

Mini spin increases anxiety and heart rate

The heart rate of four journalists increased by 100 per cent and their anxiety sky-rocketed nearly 400 per cent after whizzing around the Goodwood race track in Mini’s new car. A team of…

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