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.

514 articles found

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New app to tackle sources of plastic pollution in Portsmouth A new partnership is set to revolutionise the way plastic pollution in and around Portsmouth is tracked and stopped

16 September 2020 3 min read

A partnership between Jetsam and the University of Portsmouth is set to revolutionise the way plastic pollution in and around Portsmouth is tracked and stopped.

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New study shows how extinct flying reptiles evolved surprisingly sensitive beaks Scientists have discovered that pterosaurs used the sensitive tip of their beak to find food.

15 September 2020 6 min read

Pterosaurs - winged cousins of dinosaurs - evolved sensitive beaks to allow them to find food, like modern birds such as ducks, sandpipers and kiwis, according to a new paper by the universities of Portsmouth and Bath.

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Funding win for research into experience of homeless migrants during crises Researchers will investigate the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on homeless migrants

07 September 2020 9 min read

An 18-month research project which aims to better understand the impact of the global pandemic on migrants who are homeless has won funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Portsmouth Guildhall becomes University of Portsmouth teaching space The space will be used as a temporary teaching space in a creative response to the pandemic

07 September 2020 4 min read

Covid-secure measures such as one-way systems, face coverings, social distancing and hand sanitiser stations will be used to make the venue as safe as possible for students and staff.

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Researcher to examine effect of pandemic on vulnerable women The £203,025 study will focus on international female migrants and their families at home, in Indonesia

05 September 2020 4 min read

Sasee Pallikadavath, Professor of Demography and Global Health at the University of Portsmouth awarded government funding to examine the international impact of Covid-19 on the migrant workers in Indonesia

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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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