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.

57 articles found

Online exhibition showcases success of PONToon project

25 February 2021 3 min read

An immersive online exhibition has launched, marking the culmination of the PONToon project

woman using digital technology in collective futures workshop

Mega microscope will help protect maritime history New funding will help care for some of the most important collections associated with UK maritime heritage

25 January 2021 4 min read

Nearly £100K of funding has been awarded to scientists to help ensure that Tudor warship the Mary Rose and other historic ships at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - as well as related artefacts such as boots, cannons and gold coins - are protected for years to come.

The wreck of the Mary Rose

A robotic revolution for urban nature Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife.

07 January 2021 3 min read

International research, involving over 170 experts including Dr Heather Rumble from the University of Portsmouth looked at how drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife

Man holding drone in a field

Robots could replace real therapy dogs A new paper, published today, has found that robotic animals may be a better alternative to real-life therapy dogs

10 December 2020 5 min read

Robotic animals could be the ‘pawfect’ replacement for our real-life furry friends, a new study published today by the University of Portsmouth has found.

Robot MiRo and therapy dog Tallulah

Portsmouth expert discusses renewable energy A podcast with renewable energy expert Dr Amitava Roy

01 December 2020 1 min read

With renewable energy use predicted to grow, we talk to University of Portsmouth expert Dr Amitava Roy about the different types of renewable energy, how it can be used to combat climate change and the UK government’s pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Solar panels

University plays role in developing space sector The project will set a strategy for growing the space industry in the local area.

25 November 2020 4 min read

The University of Portsmouth is set to play a role in developing the multi-billion pound space sector in the local area, thanks to a national initiative.

Ocean clouds seen from space

AI powered wheelchair research wins national award The research opens up a new world of possibilities for children with disabilities.

19 November 2020 2 min read

Research that uses artificial intelligence to provide greater mobility for the disabled has won two E&T Innovation Awards.

Young person sitting in a wheelchair

Project to help vision impaired people engage with astronomy wins award The Tactile Universe makes astronomy research accessible to the blind and vision impaired community.

16 November 2020 3 min read

A University of Portsmouth project to help blind and vision impaired people ‘see’ the Universe has been chosen as one of the breakthrough of the year projects in an international competition.

Children feeling the shapes of astronomical objects

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