Iran: national teachers’ strike could herald new era of dissent

Omid Shams, University of Portsmouth Iran witnessed a nationwide strike by teachers on October 14-15. Iranian social media exploded with photos and videos of the teachers’ sit-ins at elementary and high schools across…

Celebrate the darker corners of Portsmouth’s imagination

This Halloween sees the return of Portsmouth DarkFest, a creative and cultural festival exploring all things dark, supernatural, and sinister. Inspired by the Supernatural Cities project at the University of Portsmouth, and working in close…

Professor Geoff Pilkington

Financial impact of brain tumour diagnosis – double for all cancers

A report from the Brain Tumour Research charity, which supports research at the University of Portsmouth,  released today exposes the financial cost and shocking impacts of this devastating disease. The survey’s revelations about…

Portsmouth students meet their futures

More than 2,000 students met dozens of employers at the south coast’s largest graduate employment fair at the University of Portsmouth yesterday. Employers including ITV,  IBM,  BT Group, WPP, PwC, NHS, Nissan, and Boeing…

Chancellor Karen Blackett OBE appointed Race Equality Business Champion

The University’s Chancellor Karen Blackett OBE has been appointed as a Race Equality Business Champion by the Prime Minister Theresa May. A new charter setting out five practical steps for private sector businesses…

Finding technological solutions for phosphorus removal

Phosphorus is an essential element for plant life and is used on crops to help them grow, but if too much phosphorus ends up in the water, it can have a negative impact…

Visual computing expert awarded fellowship

A Portsmouth researcher has won a prestigious vote of confidence in his work to advance his facial expression reconstruction and analysis technologies. Dr Hui Yu, an expert in visual computing in the University…

British Academy awards funding to Portsmouth academic to research heritage, dignity and violence

A University of Portsmouth academic is to share in over £7.5 million funding from the British Academy to help generate evidence on the challenges and opportunities faced in developing countries.   Professor Tamsin…

New University Eye Clinic opens

The University of Portsmouth’s new Eye Clinic, which will offer free eye tests for local residents, staff, students and alumni, officially opened last week on 11 October. The clinic was opened by England…

Royal Shakespeare Company works with Portsmouth experts on storytelling in digital age

 The University of Portsmouth is to help the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) establish a new generation of creatives who change how stories are told in a digital age. The RSC and technology innovator,…

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