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Our research areas of expertise

Explore the research work we're doing in our areas of research expertise

Our research aims to make a difference to the world

Collaborative, multi-disciplinary and always relevant, our work seeks answers to big questions shaping the future of the planet and society.

We're already making an impact with several recent major breakthroughs – from the discovery of a new mutant enzyme that could help defeat plastic pollution, to pioneering work exploring the mysteries of the earliest moments of the Universe.

Browse our areas of expertise below and learn more about our research, our publication highlights and our research projects.


Research themes, centres and culture

Find out more about research at the University of Portsmouth.

Research Themes

Our research aims to make a difference by confronting the major issues and challenges facing the planet and society.

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Research centres and groups

From enzyme innovation to observing the cosmos, discover where our research takes place.

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Research and Innovation Culture

Find out more about the principles, values and aims that underpin our research culture here at the University of Portsmouth.

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