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Star-shaped hospital to help children with autism

A University of Portsmouth architect has won an international architecture competition to design a research hospital treating children with autism and other similar conditions.

The Centre  allows student nurses to simulate real-life scenarios on campus.

New centre looks to transform the future of adult nursing education

A new state-of-the-art centre for nursing, health and care practitioners to learn in realistic acute and community clinical settings was officially launched at the University of Portsmouth this week. The Centre for Simulation…

The report calls for better protection for former missing children and their families.

Former missing children need better protection from negative aftermath of publicity appeals

A new report out today (6 April 2017) calls for better protection for former missing children and their families from the possible negative impact of publicity appeals.

Portsmouth is ranked in the global top 100 of Young Universities

Portsmouth ranked in global top 100 of Young Universities

The University of Portsmouth has been ranked 98th in The Times Higher Education Young University World Rankings ( ) published today (5 April). The University has risen one place, from 99th last year, consolidating its…

Research Fellow Dr Fay Couceiro working in the lab

University and Southern Water collaborate on wastewater research project

The University of Portsmouth is set to embark on a collaborative partnership with Southern Water to tackle some of the challenges faced by small rural sewage works.

l-r Mark Smith, Edward Adams, Max Graham and Abigail Quek all of Polar Enterprises and lecturer Dr Xiaoti Hu

Students’ project helps local business flourish

A local company based in Waterlooville are changing the way they run their business, thanks to a student project.

New domestic abuse treatment programme, Up2U: Creating Healthy Relationships

Funding for domestic abuse treatment programme

New hope is on the horizon that those responsible for domestic abuse can be helped to change.

(l-r) Dr Philip Brabazon, Senior Lecturer in Portsmouth Business School at the University of Portsmouth; Professor Mark Xu; Mike Robinson; and Sandra Johnson, Collaboration Manager in Research and Innovation Services at the University of Portsmouth.

Business partnership receives top grade from Innovate UK

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Portsmouth and Entec International Limited has been awarded the highest possible grade of ‘Outstanding’ by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

At an elite level, athletes are just as likely to suffer from depression as people who don’t do any sport

The dark side of sport: Elite athletes as likely to suffer from depression as inactive people

At an elite level, athletes are just as likely to suffer from depression as people who don’t do any sport

The brain: The green shows the cells that Professor Butt and colleagues are trying to regenerate, the red shows the myelin (the insulating layer that allows electrical signals to be transmitted instantly through the brain), and in blue are the nuclei of all cells in the brain.

Small steps towards treatment of brain disorders

Researchers have made some small but significant steps towards the treatment of degenerative brain disorders with the discovery of drugs that could be developed to rejuvenate and repair the ageing brain. The research…

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