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Will sport help young offenders turn their lives around?

Young offenders locked in a secure unit are to be offered sports including orienteering and bushcraft as part of a research project to see if challenging, fun activity can help turn lives around….

Professor wins academic excellence prize

Lorraine Hope, Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology and member of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology and the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), has won an international…

Environment, more than evolution, might underlie human-ape differences in social cognition

Environment, more than evolution, might underlie human-ape differences in social cognition Apes’ abilities have been unfairly measured, throwing into doubt the assumed belief that human infants are superior to adult chimpanzees, according to…

Staff and local businesses attend opening of Future Technology Centre

Celebrations were held all round last week at the opening of the University of Portsmouth’s Future Technology Centre (FTC). The facility was officially opened last week on July 2. The building began construction…

£9m awarded to health research in the south

Health researchers, medics and patients across the region have been awarded £9m to help find solutions to common health problems. The University of Portsmouth is among the 15 institutions tasked by the National…

Achievement takes centre stage at graduation ceremonies

More than 6,000 students from over 120 countries will receive their degrees and professional qualifications during the University of Portsmouth’s 2019 graduation ceremonies this week (11-19 July).

Holes in the Universe sharpen cosmic measurements

Regions of the Universe containing very few or no galaxies – known as voids – can help measure cosmic expansion with much greater precision than before, according to new research. The study looked…

Portsmouth to lead world’s first study of international netball umpires

The world’s first study of international netball umpires begins at the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019, taking place in Liverpool this month. Researchers at the University of Portsmouth are hoping that the study…

New Learning at Work partnership launched in Malaysia

The University of Portsmouth has launched a new partnership with Brickfield Asia College (BAC) in Malaysia to allow learners at BAC to progress to the University’s Learning at Work  degree programme.  This partnership…

Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products

A new family of enzymes has been engineered to perform one of the most important steps in the conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics and chemicals….

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