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University rises in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

The University of Portsmouth continues to climb in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, which is published this weekend (23 September). It is now ranked 51st, up from 53rd last year,…

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300, located 61 million light years away. Credit: HST / NASA / ESA

Cosmologist to help solve one of the Universe’s biggest puzzles

New research led by the University of Portsmouth could solve one of the biggest outstanding puzzles about the universe and also radically rewrite our understanding of our place within it. Professor Kazuya Koyama…

BBC series featuring Portsmouth professor nominated in national documentary awards

The popular BBC2 series ‘A House Through Time’, which featured Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, has received two nominations for The Grierson Trust’s British Documentary Awards…

Learn from experienced entrepreneurs to launch start-ups or commercialise research

The University of Portsmouth is working with a select group of experienced entrepreneurs and business people to advise and assist students and staff as they launch start-ups or explore commercialisation of research. The…

Apprentice surveyor student shortlisted for national award

Apprentice surveyor and University of Portsmouth student Todd Arnison has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Todd, of Hampshire property tax specialists E3 Consulting, is a finalist in the Royal Institution of…

TheYachtMarket.com unveils innovative ‘Ocean Saviour’ project with eco-concept designs

The first yacht ever designed to turn plastic waste in the ocean into fuel was launched today by TheYachtMarket at the Southampton Boat Show. Ocean Saviour is a self-powering 70m tri-deck clean-up vessel,…

Cold water swimming might ease depression

For the first time it has been shown open water swimming could be an effective treatment for depression. A case study published in British Medical Journal Case Reports suggests open water swimming might help…

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…

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…

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