International

Emergency teams deal with hurricanes, oil leaks and a refugee crisis in the world’s largest disaster simulation exercise

How do you prepare to face major disasters, including hurricanes, major oil leaks and a refugee crisis? Those on the frontline, including international emergency response, will be taking part in the world’s largest…

Study calls for industry legislation to build a better future in developing countries

New research from the University of Portsmouth has called for stronger industry legislation in developing countries to help fight business monopolies reducing competition. Over recent decades, Governments around the world have introduced a…

Limnoria – the wood-eating gribble

Marine research impact on the Commonwealth

With the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting taking place in London this week (16-20 April), marine science research from the University of Portsmouth is having a major impact in a number of Commonwealth countries. The…

Hurricane damage survey likely to help worldwide

The biggest natural disaster to ever hit the Caribbean island of Dominica is now likely to provide guidelines for reducing the risk globally of disaster from hurricanes. Scientists led by disaster expert Dr…

Unsuspecting goby might be new hero of the tropical seas

Thanks to a scientist at the University of Portsmouth, a new star of the sea may be about to be born on whose tiny shoulders arguably rests the survival of a misunderstood corner of the world – mangrove swamps.

India urged to embrace sporting professionals

  India needs to embrace a new way of thinking about sport if it is to ride the wave of rich economic returns. According to British sports management expert Dr Mike Rayner, India…

International students take centre stage at degree ceremony

More than 190 University of Portsmouth students from Southeast Asia were awarded their degrees in a ceremony in Singapore this week. Students from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei and China were…

New wardrobe for University Chancellor

Fashion students have designed a clothing collection for media guru and new University Chancellor, Karen Blackett OBE. The students chose Karen as their muse after she was named as the next University Chancellor earlier this year.

Award win for student film about depression

A film about a son’s experience of his father’s depression has won the student prize at the Cornwall Film Festival Short Film Competition. The film, Bulldoze, uses puppets to explore what it feels like to be leaving home and leaving behind a parent who is suffering with the illness.

Annual Translation Conference attracts global delegates

Delegates from around the world attended the 17th Portsmouth Annual Translation Conference last week, with the theme of ‘Translation and Disruption: Global and Local Perspectives’.

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