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Expert helps identify diminutive pterosaur

A pterosaur expert from the University of Portsmouth has helped to identify the 77-million-year-old fossil of a small-bodied flying reptile that could shed new light on life in the Late Cretaceous period. Dr…


Sophisticated maths simplifies appraisals

The immense challenges in delivering a fair, transparent and objective performance appraisal process in large organisations can be made much easier with a new approach developed by University of Portsmouth Business School researchers.


Musical students win high praise

The University of Portsmouth’s Dramatic and Musical Society has won an Accolade of Excellence from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association for its 2015 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro at the King’s…

Professor Graham Galbraith and Assistant Chief Officer Andy Bowers joined by colleagues from ICJS and the Fire Service who developed the agreement

Agreement boost for fire investigation

Research and teaching in the forensic techniques of fire investigation at the University of Portsmouth is set for a major boost with the signing of an agreement with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

L-R: Dr Heather Massey, British Swimming Coach David Hemmings, Team GB swimmer Jack Burnell with Dr Mitch Lomax and Geoff Long from the University.

Olympic swimmers trained at Portsmouth

Two Team GB Olympic marathon swimmers competing in Rio this week trained at the University of Portsmouth.

A new study has found that football referees don’t suffer as much criticism as they believe.

Referees need specialist leadership support

The success of the Premier League crackdown on intolerable behaviour of players and managers could depend on the leadership support given to elite referees, researchers from the University of Portsmouth suggest.


Dogs may know what is ‘relevant’ to humans

Dogs may be able to understand what information is most relevant to us, according to a new study into the way they communicate with people. Scientists found that dogs taking part in observational…

Happy students

Student survey shows Portsmouth still outstanding

For the tenth year running the University of Portsmouth has excelled in the National Student Survey (NSS) and out-ranked the sector average for student satisfaction across all areas.

Psychology is among Portsmouth's areas of expertise set to benefit from new doctoral training partnership

Partnership to boost regional doctoral training

Research at the University of Portsmouth is set for a major boost, following the announcement of a major new Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The LRBAR-UPEN sustainability competition finalists and judges

Student success with water and energy project

A student derived project that could reduce water usage and the carbon footprint for sailing team, Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (LRBAR), is the winning entry in the first student sustainability competition jointly run by LRBAR and the University of Portsmouth Environment Network (UPEN).

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