Cladding tests show moisture may have sped up Grenfell flames

Tests on aluminium cladding panels, of the type used on the Grenfell Tower, have shown that the presence of water may cause violent chemical reactions and accelerate flames. University of Portsmouth civil engineering…

Portsmouth research praised as an example of UK industrial innovation

An engineering research project from the University of Portsmouth is being praised as an example of UK industrial innovation in the 2018 Parliamentary Review, which aims to share best practice among policy makers…

Why aid workers, particularly local ones, need better protection

Kenya Red Cross workers transport emergency relief supplies to flood victims in Tana River County. EPA-EFE/Stringer A recently published fact sheet offers an alarming overview of recent trends of violence against aid workers….

Alfonso Cuarón’s Venice Golden Lion triumph for Roma highlights innovative new Netflix approach

Dr Deborah Shaw, Reader in Film Studies, University of Portsmouth Alfonso Cuarón has won the Golden Lion at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival for Roma, his most personal film. The win highlights the importance…

Researchers aim to help Colombia communities hit by illegal gold mining

A University of Portsmouth expert in space technologies and disaster risk reduction is involved in a new project in the UK and Colombia on illegal gold mining. Dr Richard Teeuw, of the University…

Social media’s effect on elite athletes to be studied

A sports psychologist is leading a programme of research to examine the effect engaging with social media has on elite athletes. Dr Chris Wagstaff, in the University of Portsmouth’s Department of Sport and…

Football skill about keeping an eye on the field as well as the ball

Children and adults would become better footballers if coaches spent more time training them to look around, rather than just focusing on the ball. New research by sports experts at the Universities of…

University of Portsmouth joins €6.5m initiative to fund student mobility

The University of Portsmouth will be providing more opportunities at doctoral level for students as part of the University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) following a multi-million euro award from the European Union….

Home history book shortlisted for prestigious prize

A book by Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan has been shortlisted for the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain Alice Davis Hitchcock (ADH) Memorial Medallion. The book Ideal Homes, 1918-39: Domestic design and suburban…

Portsmouth helping to raise rugby’s profile in China

The University of Portsmouth men’s rugby team has been selected as one of only three universities to represent the UK in the fourth ever UK-China Sport week alongside the University of Cambridge and…

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