Portsmouth ethicist advises government on clinical trials

University of Portsmouth ethics expert Dr Simon Kolstoe has helped inform a new government report, out today, examining whether failing to publish data from clinical trials presents a risk to human health. The…

Local veterans to share their personal experiences with the civilian community

Military veterans from the Portsmouth area will share personal stories of their Armed Forces experiences and life after the military in a special event hosted by the University of Portsmouth on Friday 9…

University endorses global commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution

The University of Portsmouth has endorsed a global commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution, which is officially unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali today (Monday 29 October). The New Plastics…

Scooby-dooby-doo: making sense of scat singing

  Perfect pitch: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Playbill If you go to hear a jazz singer at your local venue, you will most likely experience “scatting” or “scat”. Scat singing can be…

Researchers aim to produce the first global underwater soundscape

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are aiming to generate the first global underwater soundscape from some of the noisiest and quietest areas of the ocean. This research will help identify how human activities…

Choice architecture for architecture choices

New research, led by the University of Portsmouth, could help decision makers make more effective choices when designing social housing initiatives. Using the concept of ‘choice architecture’ the researchers have developed a new…

Finding the next generation of cyber security experts

The University of Portsmouth has joined forces with global cyber and information security experts, ThinkMarble, to host the first CyberFirst Adventurers course in the South East to develop the next generation of cyber…

Hundreds of students queue up to volunteer

Almost 700 students stepped up to volunteer with local organisations this year as the University of Portsmouth staged its annual Volunteering Fair. Representatives from 44 charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations attended…

Geography the great door opener

What do Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, academia, HR, maps, business, warfare, religious ministry and the environment have in common? The answer: Geography. Or, more precisely, the class of 1968 – the first full…

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…

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