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What makes us so different to a sea urchin? Sea urchins have just one NCoR gene, while humans have two

Genes that separate humans from fruit flies found

Genes which determine animal complexity – or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin – have been identified for the first time. The secret mechanism…

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Students give back to the city

Hundreds of students will have the opportunity to give their time to help charities and not-for-profit organisations at the University of Portsmouth’s annual Volunteering Fair on Wednesday 4 October.


Rugby players could quickly pick up advantage

The way rugby players pick up and place a ball significantly improves if players make a small change, according to research. Bringing the ball closer to the body speeds up the body’s turn…


Radiographer’s winning poster reveals truth about career

A radiographer who graduated from the University of Portsmouth two years ago has won a national competition to design a poster to mark World Radiography Day. Hannah Spittal, 23, is a radiographer on…

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Portsmouth Business School receives prestigious international recognition

Portsmouth Business School continues to receive international recognition from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), one of the world’s leading accreditation bodies, for the high quality of its business courses. The EFMD Programme Accreditation…


Giant prehistoric animal hunter tells all

A leading ‘dinosaur hunter’ will give a free public lecture on the trials and moments of magic during a career hunting pterosaurs – the largest animals ever to fly – in South America,…

The video gives viewers the chance to get an all-round impression of some of Portsmouth’s most famous attractions.

Portsmouth students help promote City to cruise ship companies

Students from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries produced an innovative 360 degree video to promote Portsmouth’s world-class tourist attractions to some of the most important decision makers in the cruise ship…

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Portsmouth rises six places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

The University of Portsmouth has risen six places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, which is published this weekend (24 September). It is now ranked 53rd, up from 59th last…

The University is using satellite satellite data to make new products and services commercially available.

Science and Innovation Audit confirms Portsmouth helps to drive the UK digital economy

Innovation South, a consortium of world-class research and innovation in digital technologies that includes the University of Portsmouth, is the backbone of UK’s digital economy according to a new government sponsored Science and…

A comic produced for project by Louis Netter (University of Portsmouth).

Tackling air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers from the University’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are part of the AIR (Action…

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