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Breakthrough means fewer frogs needed for research

The number of clawed frogs used worldwide in research could soon be a fraction of the current number, following new research at the University of Portsmouth. Xenopus are aquatic frogs native to sub-Saharan…

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Mapping super massive black holes in the distant Universe

Astronomers have constructed the first map of the Universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes, which reveals the large-scale structure of the Universe. The map precisely measures the expansion history of…

Tribute to the hard work of many: The University of Portsmouth is in top 40 in UK

Portsmouth in top 40 UK universities

The University of Portsmouth is now in the top 40 universities in the UK, having risen for the third successive year in The Guardian University Guide.

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Re-constructing the crew of the Mary Rose

For the first time in 500 years, scientists examining human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose will be able to determine if any bones come from the same person. Research by Dr…


Physiology wins top student award

A University of Portsmouth science graduate has won a national award for exceptional talent, including helping inform improvements in access to bowel cancer screening. Sam Nightingale, 26, was awarded a first class degree…

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Inside the world of a rogue trader

A book that delves into life on a trading floor and the mind-set of a city banker, has been written by a University of Portsmouth academic.


Portsmouth hosts UK’s largest international disaster response exercise

Those on the frontline of disasters, including international emergency response, took part in the UK’s largest international disaster simulation exercise, run by experts at the University of Portsmouth.

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Looking after your wellbeing in Mental Health Awareness Week

Our overall wellbeing includes both mind and body. A good place to start thinking about how we can be more aware of our wellbeing is the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’: Connect – People…

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Scholarship scheme provides support for threatened students at risk

The University of Portsmouth is helping students and academics from emerging economies or states in crisis to continue their studies free from persecution and threats to their lives.

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Students who network are more employable

University students who use networking to expand their contacts, obtain advice and access information will be more employable and better placed to secure jobs, according to new research.

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