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.

30 articles found

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

Solent coastal habitats provide crucial environmental benefits They provide the equivalent of over £1.1 billion in environmental benefits every year

21 August 2020 3 min read

The Solent’s coastal habitats provide the equivalent of over £1.1 billion in environmental benefits every year according to a new study

Salt marsh in Chichester Harbour

The benefits of being social, from a spider’s perspective

20 May 2020 3 min read

A new study has found that spiders that live in groups benefit from each other’s company in unexpected ways.

social spider nest

Portsmouth microbiologist helping in the national effort against coronavirus

09 April 2020 1 min read

Dr Sarah Fouch, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Portsmouth, is helping with the fight against COVID-19 by working weekends at her local hospital.

Sarah Fouch

Some flowers bounce back after injury

07 April 2020 4 min read

Some flowers have a remarkable and previously unknown ability to bounce back after injury, according to a new study

bilaterally symmetrical orchid

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