Horse lookin’ at you kid: study finds horses remember facial expressions of people they’ve seen before

A study by the Universities of Portsmouth and Sussex reveals that horses can read and then remember people’s emotional expressions, enabling them to use this information to identify people who could pose a…

Virtual reality dementia video wows industry showcase

A new project, which brings together virtual reality, motion capture and audience participation, is helping to provide a greater understanding of dementia. ‘Fatherland’ wowed audiences at the Creative XR Showcase, which took place…

Portsmouth rises five places in Complete University Guide

The University of Portsmouth has risen five places in TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk 2019 league tables, an independent ranking of excellence in 131 UK universities, published today (Wednesday 25 April 2018). The University continued its improvement in the…

Justine Greening’s proposals are not radical enough – past generations of graduates should contribute too

Writing in the Huff Post, Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith argues if it is fair to tax future graduates to fund higher education, why is it any less fair to tax those who went…

Students lead Fashion Revolution

Fashion students at the University of Portsmouth are running a series of events next week promoting sustainable fashion. The activities are part of Fashion Revolution, an international movement highlighting some of the exploitative…

Security research centre receives £2.88m funding

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), which brings together experts from the Universities of Portsmouth, Lancaster and Bath, has been awarded £2.88m to increase understanding of contemporary security threats…

Study calls for industry legislation to build a better future in developing countries

New research from the University of Portsmouth has called for stronger industry legislation in developing countries to help fight business monopolies reducing competition. Over recent decades, Governments around the world have introduced a…

Limnoria – the wood-eating gribble

Marine research impact on the Commonwealth

With the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting taking place in London this week (16-20 April), marine science research from the University of Portsmouth is having a major impact in a number of Commonwealth countries. The…

Engineering a plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. The discovery could result in a…

University of Portsmouth opens its doors to local business

The University of Portsmouth is opening its doors to local businesses to discover how it can help them maximise their potential. University 2 Business (#U2B2018) is a new event aimed at helping local…

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