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Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs

Domestic dogs may have lost some of their innate animal skill when they came in from the wild, according to new research conducted at the Wolf Science Center in Austria. In a study…

80 year olds as street-savvy as 18 year olds

Our gut instinct about whether a stranger poses a threat is as good when we’re 80 as when we’re 18, according to new research. Older people are as good as young adults at…

Gold rating for teaching excellence at the University of Portsmouth

We are one of only four universities in the South East region to be rated gold, along with the Universities of Kent, Oxford and Surrey.

June 7, 2017 · Analysis · 0 Comments · Press Office

Are only one in eight counter-terrorism referrals to Prevent made by Muslims?

Sameera M. Khalfey, University of Portsmouth                       We need to get the Muslim community itself to sign up to the Prevent programme. Only…

Help identify lost men at sea

              Can you help identify the men who died in the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval engagement of World War One? Researchers at the University of…

The dark side of sport: Elite athletes as likely to suffer from depression as inactive people

At an elite level, athletes are just as likely to suffer from depression as people who don’t do any sport

March 15, 2017 · Events, general news · 0 Comments · Press Office

Sandi Toksvig hosts her last Chancellor’s Dinner

Over 350 students, alumni and city guests attended the last University of Portsmouth dinner to be hosted by Chancellor Sandi Toksvig on Friday night at the city’s Guildhall.

Portsmouth scholars selected for Team GB

Two University of Portsmouth sportsmen have been selected for Great Britain to take part in the 2017 World University Winter Games in Kazakhstan. Laurence Willows, a member of the England ski cross team,…

Young filmmaker strikes right chord

Oliver Moore, a film production student who made a fan video in tribute to a band he’s followed since he was a teenager, was amazed when they adopted it as their official video.

One in ten burglary victims moves house

Tune in above to watch Dr Nee’s interview on the Discovery Channel.  Being a victim of burglary has such a profound effect on some, that more than a million in the UK moved…

Humble bait worm worth billions

The humble bait worm wriggling on the hook at the end of an angler’s line may be considered a low-value resource.

September 13, 2016 · general news, Research news · 5 Comments · Press Office

New study finds link between walk and aggression

The way people walk can give clues to how aggressive they are, a new exploratory study from the University of Portsmouth has found.

June 4, 2016 · general news · 0 Comments · Press Office

Local schoolchildren make live TV

Local 10-year-olds have been busy working in front of the camera and behind the scenes to make live TV shows at the University of Portsmouth, which will be broadcast at a special screening…

Portsmouth joins survey to create ‘movie of the sky’

The University of Portsmouth has become one of the latest supporters of a new telescope which is being built to produce movies of the sky. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will produce…

New advice for children to avoid abduction

Children who say no, run away or call for help are more likely to avoid being abducted by strangers than those who lash out, a new study from the University of Portsmouth has…

Hope, humility and humour triumph for Beirut hostage

The University’s third annual Chancellor’s dinner took place last Friday and was a resounding success. John McCarthy, the former journalist and Beirut hostage, held the audience enthralled as he spoke of his time in captivity.

‘Dragon thief’ dinosaur named

The skeleton of the earliest Jurassic dinosaur ever found has been named Dracoraptor, meaning dragon thief, in a paper published today. The dinosaur has been described by University of Portsmouth palaeontologists Dr Dave…

Breasts might be putting girls off sport

About half of all girls at UK secondary schools might be avoiding sport because of embarrassment or pain caused by their breasts, according to new research. The study also found that very few…

Student volunteers help feed the 5,000

Student volunteers helped turn unwanted supermarket food into free hot meals for thousands of Portsmouth residents. The Feeding the 5,000 event, organised by Portsmouth Food Partnership, saw about 15 students join a huge…

Good luck, bonne chance, boa sorte Tim Peake!

Counting down to Tim’s big trip. Tim Peake, astronaut and University of Portsmouth Alumnus, blasts off into space on 15 December. Watch the video of staff wishing him good luck in 15 languages.

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