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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.

Got an enquiry? For more information on a story – or to arrange to speak to one of our academics – contact our Press and Media team at pressoffice@port.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)23 9284 2728.

42 articles found

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Portsmouth scientists awarded major funding Portsmouth scientists awarded £5.8 million to help find new ways to recycle plastic waste

13 June 2019 5 min read

Portsmouth scientists have received £5.8 million in funding to find new ways to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution. Find out about the work happening in our Centre for Enzyme Innovation here.

Female researcher using microscope during plastics enzyme research

The bird that came back from the dead

09 May 2019 4 min read

New research has shown that the last surviving flightless species of bird in the Indian Ocean had previously gone extinct but rose from the dead thanks to a rare process called ‘iterative evolution’.

Bird with long neck and beak in grass

Research theme director chairs UN meeting on biodiversity

30 April 2019 2 min read

Professor Steve Fletcher, Research Theme Director for Environment and Sustainability, chaired an event at the UN headquarters earlier this month.

Man with laptop in meeting room

First quantum sensing and imaging technologies workshop held on campus

01 April 2019 1 min read

First cross-theme workshop on Quantum Sensing and Imaging Technologies addresses high-precision biomedical, health and security applications. Read more today.

Man presenting with Hanbury Brown image on screen

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

Academic joins British Council Biotechnology for tour across India

15 March 2019 2 min read

DNA experts Sam Robson and Dr Garry Scarlett use Mary Rose data to demonstrate the surprisingly diverse ethnic make-up of Tudor Britain. Read more today.

Group of people smiling

Staff and students examine hundreds of sharks

11 March 2019 4 min read

Hundreds of sharks accidentally caught in a trawler’s nets have been examined by a team of scientists at the University of Portsmouth.

Research platform in ocean

Wave power far greater than previously thought

04 February 2019 3 min read

Boulders heavier than cars have been overturned and moved by storms in the Solent, suggesting that moderate storm waves can move masses even in relatively calm waters.

Academic stood on rocks in shallow water

Asian mussel confirmed on British beaches

01 January 2019 2 min read

An Asian mussel named after a British naval officer has found its way to Britain and is making itself at home on southern beaches, according to new research.

Asian date mussel in water

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