Fish fights: Britain has a long history of trading away access to coastal waters

Andy Forse, University of Portsmouth; Ben Drakeford, University of Portsmouth, and Jonathan Potts, University of Portsmouth The British boats were outnumbered by about eight to one by the French. Before long there were…

Bee-Released Counselling wins Enterprise Showcase Startup of the Year

A counselling service with a difference, has won £4,000 of business support after being crowned Startup of the Year at the University of Portsmouth’s Enterprise Showcase. Founded by MSc Criminal Justice student Bianca…

World’s smallest bears’ facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority

The world’s smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear’s facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates’ supremacy at this subtle form of communication. It is the first time such exact facial…

Elite footballers leaner, taller, faster than decades ago

New research has found the body shape of footballers has changed with players getting taller, lighter and faster compared to players from the past five decades. Muscles and power – epitomised by the…

National service for the environment – what an army of young conservationists could achieve

Wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock Michelle Bloor, University of Portsmouth The school climate strikes show that young people want to fight climate change, but their enthusiasm for collective action is largely untapped. A volunteer conservation army could…

International grant to examine Bank of Japan’s monetary policy

Dr Alexis Stenfors, a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance, has received a Toshiba International Foundation Grant to examine the Bank of Japan’s monetary policy. The project ‘Unconventional Monetary Policy and Financial Stability:…

Dr Alessandro Melis in blue jumper with arms folded in front of his lab space.

Portsmouth academic named as Curator at the world’s most prestigious architecture exhibition

The Italian Government has appointed Dr Alessandro Melis as the Curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia – in Venice in 2020. The Minister…

Academic joins British Council Biotechnology for tour across India

Dr Pattanathu Rahman from the Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Portsmouth was invited to India last month as part the British Council’s Biotechnology ‘Invited Lecture’ series. Biotechnology is…

Emergency responses rescuers in orange suits operating a winch to rescue a person from a pile of rubble.

Emergency Response Open Day in Portsmouth

Members of the public will get the chance to see the workings of disaster relief, including geo-mapping, flood relief, and rescuing those stranded at sea or on mountains or after earthquakes, in Portsmouth…

Faces of Tudor England revealed by scientists

Experts in ancient DNA at the University of Portsmouth have helped shed new light on the surprisingly diverse ethnic make-up of Britain hundreds of years ago. Dr Sam Robson and Dr Garry Scarlett…

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