Deputy International Director Cath Cole, back right, with alumni and staff from the University’s Shanghai and Beijing offices at the opening

University opens first office in Beijing

  The University of Portsmouth has opened its first office in China’s capital Beijing to help strengthen ties with its educational partners and win hearts and minds in neighbouring provinces. The Beijing office,…

New Dean Professor Matthew Weait

University appoints new Dean

Our new dean for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Matthew Weait, is currently Pro-Vice-Master (Academic and Community Partnerships) and Professor of Law and Policy at Birkbeck, University of London and has worked in higher education for almost 30 years.


New discovery captures carbon dioxide

A newly discovered family of complex chemical structures can effectively remove carbon dioxide from gas mixtures, a study published in Nature has found. The research found that new types of chemical structures known…

Commuter challenge award

University receives My Journey Commuter Challenge Award

Bernie Topham received the Award on behalf of the University – from organisers Sustrans – for having the most staff participate in the Commuter Challenge this year.

An emotional scene from the students’ film about a young woman trying to deal with a forced arranged marriage

Films praised for changing lives

Students are helping the police improve the lives of minority women in the region by making high quality films designed to help embolden them to stand up to crime. Four short films made…

Winner: Part of second year student Jasmine Hotham's re-design for Taylor's

Design students excel internationally

Second year graphic design students at the University of Portsmouth have beaten stiff competition to win awards in an international competition featuring some of industry’s biggest names. Jefferson Robinson and Johannes Leisman each…

Lauren Steadman

Gold for student paratriathlete

A University of Portsmouth Master’s student who has her sights set on the 2016 Rio Paralympics has re-claimed the London World Series Paratriathlon title.


Shine Awards launched to celebrate education and training

Nominate an Outstanding Learner or Inspiring Educator.

Robert Polidori, Favela Rocinha #1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009, UV-cured ink on aluminum, 3.4 x 9.8 feet/1 x 3 meters, edition 1/2. © 2009 Robert Polidori, image courtesy of the artist

Venice exhibition bridges frontiers

Two men from opposite sides of the world who met while studying art history at Oxford 25 years ago are staging a major exhibition in Venice. Frontiers Reimagined: Art That Connects Us is…

Brands with strong stories do better

Brands with stories live happily ever after

More businesses would have happy endings if they started with stories, according to new research. Managers need to be able to spin a great yarn as easily as they manage people and budgets,…

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