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.

24 articles found

Puppy dog eye research in top 100 most influential studies all year

17 December 2019 2 min read

A University of Portsmouth-led study on the evolution of dog facial expression has been ranked in the top 100 most influential studies of 2019.

dog in the snow with puppy dog eyes

The science behind 'puppy dog eyes' New research shows how dogs have evolved to better communicate with humans

18 June 2019 4 min read

New research, led by comparative psychologist Dr Juliane Kaminski at the University of Portsmouth, has revealed the evolutionary story behind the adorable look dogs give their owners, known as 'puppy dog eyes'. Read more about this eye-opening research here.

Puppy with puppy dog eyes

Crime fighting just got easier as burglars reveal all

20 May 2019 4 min read

The expertise of experienced burglars puts them streets ahead of householders, and even well ahead of other criminals, according to a new study led by Dr Claire Nee.

Woman in lab coat and blue gloves examining finger print on computer screen

Research helps people on autism spectrum find meaningful work

11 April 2019 3 min read

Autism research has been used to set up the first free employment profiling service to help more people on the autistic spectrum find meaningful work.

Male student reading in library

Worlds smallest bears facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority

21 March 2019 6 min read

The world’s smallest bears can mimic another bear’s facial expressions, casting doubt on primates’ supremacy at this form of communication. Read more today.

Small bear stood on hind legs

Korean government overseas fellowship in forensic investigation

12 September 2018 1 min read

A Korean police instructor at the Korean National Police University secured a prestigious government Overseas Fellowship to attend ICJS.

Yellow tape marking a crime scene

Something in the way she moves

11 June 2018 3 min read

How a woman moves is at least as important as her body shape in terms of whether others find her attractive, according to new research.

Group of students walking across a road

Great ape study nominated for breakthrough study award

28 November 2017 1 min read

Great ape species study involving researchers from the University of Portsmouth nominated for ‘Breakthrough study of the year’ by Science magazine.

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