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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…

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…

Asian mussel confirmed on British beaches

An Asian mussel named after a British naval officer has found its way to Britain and is making itself at home on southern beaches, according to new research. Peter Barfield, a marine scientist…

International bribery rife, but met with global enforcement

International bribery of public officials by multimillion dollar companies is rife, according to a University of Portsmouth bribery expert giving evidence to a parliamentary enquiry. Dr Branislav Hock, in the University’s Institute of…

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…

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