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.

64 articles found

Featured News

Brewing a better espresso with a shot of maths Read how Dr Jamie Foster's number-crunching has uncovered the secret to espresso perfection

22 January 2020 3 min read

Read how Dr Jamie Foster's number-crunching has uncovered the secret to espresso perfection

Mathematician Dr Jamie Foster holding a cup of coffee

New centre to drive sustainable development of marine and freshwater environments Sailing legend, Dee Caffari MBE, the first woman to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions, will be the special guest at the launch event.

11 February 2020 2 min read

The Centre for Blue Governance will officially launch on 13 February to lead and conduct multi-disciplinary research to inform blue governance policies around the world.

underwater shot from marine biology students on a scuba diving trip

Ocean expert presses home need for urgent steps to protect our seas

05 February 2020 2 min read

Ocean expert presses home need for urgent steps to protect our seas

Steve fletcher

The ‘ghostbusters’ hoping to tackle a marine menace A new project called Innovative Fishing Gear for Oceans (INdIGO) is aiming to develop a completely biodegradable fishing net with a controlled lifespan

17 December 2019 3 min read

The University of Portsmouth is aiming to tackle one of the most dangerous types of marine pollution blighting the world’s oceans – ‘ghost fishing’.

Fishing net

Researchers to help protect some of the worlds most vulnerable marine ecosystems The MOVE-ON project will bring together global experts in marine conservation with policy and decision makers.

04 December 2019 2 min read

Our researchers are part of an international project to help protect marine ecosystems from climate change and human induced impacts, such as habitat destruction and pollution.

Mangrove ecosystem

University of Portsmouth wins Research Project of the Year The research team engineered an enzyme which can digest polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic - helping to solve the global plastic pollution problem

29 November 2019 2 min read

The University of Portsmouth's pioneering research on plastic-eating enzymes has been named as Research Project of the Year (STEM) at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards

Professor John McGeehan working with scientific equipment

Wolfe Creek Crater younger than previously thought New research by Dr Tim Barrows has suggested Wolfe Creek is most likely 120,000 years old

18 November 2019 3 min read

Wolfe Creek Crater, one of the world’s largest meteorite craters, is much younger than previously thought.

Wolfe Creek Crater

Plants might be helping each other more than thought

13 November 2019 3 min read

Contrary to the long-held belief that plants in the natural world are always in competition, new research has found that in harsh environments mature plants help smaller ones – and thrive as a result.

Artist's impression of a mature plant shielding a smaller plant

Funding available for SMEs to improve energy efficiency and develop low carbon products and solution The funding is part of the EMphasis3 CO2 Reductions Project 

06 November 2019 3 min read

Businesses in the South will be able to bid for a share of over £600,000 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding for energy efficiency audits and grants and innovation (R&I) grants.

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Professor to lead a new group to help Portsmouth to become a leading light on climate action The group will focus on drawing up a climate action strategy that makes a difference now and into the future for the city.

05 November 2019 2 min read

The University of Portsmouth is a key partner in a new group that is set to pave the way for Portsmouth to become a leading light on climate action.

Professor Steve Fletcher

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