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.

51 articles found

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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

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

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

Bumper crop of black holes in new gravitational wave paper International team of scientists announce further gravitational wave events

28 October 2020 5 min read

Only a few years ago, scientists the world over celebrated as the first-ever gravitational waves were detected – confirming a long-held scientific theory and opening up an entirely new field of research.

A LIGO team member entering one of the LIGO Livingston detector chambers.

Team reach final of competition for Mars city state The design of a city on Mars - which can house one million people in a sustainable way - has reached the final.

14 October 2020 3 min read

What would a city look like on the planet Mars? An international team has reached the final of a competition for its design of a city, which would allow for ‘Life on Mars’.

Mars city state

Ripples from deep in the cosmos reveal most massive black hole detected yet Experts from the University of Portsmouth have contributed to major international research on black holes.

02 September 2020 9 min read

The most massive gravitational-wave source yet has been detected – a binary black hole merger, which produced a blast equal to the energy of eight Suns, sending shockwaves through the universe.

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Portsmouth expert campaigns for hydrogen economy Dr Amitava Roy will join a conversation about the future of energy

01 September 2020 4 min read

A live virtual discussion on the ‘hydrogen economy’ - the use of hydrogen as a low carbon energy source instead of natural gas and fossil fuels - will include a talk from University of Portsmouth expert Dr Amitava Roy.

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EU funding win to help remote control limbs of stroke victims Computing experts will develop the first robotic exoskeleton to help stroke patients.

20 August 2020 7 min read

Therapists will be able to remote control a stroke victim’s limbs to help them get better, thanks to a new funding win for the University of Portsmouth.

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