Flashback: The Forensic Innovation Centre was opened in January. From left - University Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire Simon Hayes and Chief Constable Andy Marsh.

University shortlisted for Times Higher award

The University of Portsmouth is in line for a prestigious award for its partnership with Hampshire Constabulary that resulted in the setting up of the UK’s first Forensic Innovation Centre. The University has…

New measures: Funding will help researchers and clinicians find new ways of measuring patients' health

£1.8m to identify at-risk patients

Researchers and clinicians from Portsmouth and Oxford have won £1.8m funding to develop an electronic early warning system which recognises when hospital patients’ health deteriorates. The project is a major step towards digital…

Palaeontology student Sam Davies with the fossilised dinosaur foot he discovered.

Student makes Jurassic foot discovery

A University of Portsmouth student has made a “chance in a million” discovery – the fossilised foot of what could be the earliest Jurassic dinosaur. Palaeontology student Sam Davies made the find during…

Marine biologist Dr Alex Ford examines an amphipod shrimp similar to the infected ones taken from Langstone Harbour.

New brain-altering parasite discovered

A new species of brain-altering parasite has been discovered in Hampshire by University of Portsmouth scientists. A study led by marine biologist Dr Alex Ford found that amphipod shrimps in Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth,…

I spy: Taking the long view from the Spinnaker Tower.

Youngsters on university tourist trail

Hampshire secondary school youngsters had a taste of university life during a free school holiday event. A group of 21 children from 15 different schools spent the day at the University of Portsmouth…

Andrew Porter, Director of Initial Teacher Training at the University of Portsmouth.

Teacher training places still available

Places are still available on the University of Portsmouth’s teacher training programme, which has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The University was this year allocated more than twice the usual amount of places…

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.

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