Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

38 articles found

Virtual reality helps people stay fit and well through lockdown

03 March 2021 3 min read

Virtual reality helps people stay fit and well through lockdown | News | University of Portsmouth

Man wearing Virtual Reality goggles and gaming

‘Canary in the mine’ warning following new discovery of the effects of pollutants on fertility

01 March 2021 3 min read

New research has found that shrimp like creatures on the South Coast of England have 70 per cent less sperm than less polluted locations elsewhere in the world.

SEM Sperm

Hidden pollution from shipping threatens sustainable ocean efforts

24 February 2021 3 min read

Hidden pollution from shipping threatens sustainable ocean efforts | News | University of Portsmouth

Graphic showing where metals come off ships

University of Portsmouth papers featured in global top 100 Three research papers have been ranked as among the world’s most influential

22 January 2021 3 min read

Three University of Portsmouth researchers studying communication between humans and cats, plastic-eating enzymes and how to brew an espresso – have been ranked as among the most influential in the world for 2020.

Stock image of plastic waste on a sunny beach

Shipworms' competitive sex frenzy caught on film

09 December 2020 3 min read

A competitive sexual frenzy in which bigger appendages have the most success of reproducing might sound like the briefing for a porn film, but instead, it’s the finding of a new study examining a clam.

shipworms

Scientists help reboot 50 years of plant advice to try and solve one of nature’s biggest challenges

30 September 2020 4 min read

Scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have come up with a formula to help plant breeders and farmers around the world grow crops in a more sustainable way.

Scientists help reboot 50 years of plant advice

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