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The lack of gender diversity in electronic dance music

Professor Samantha Warren from the University of Portsmouth has won a prestigious Leverhulme Research Fellowship to investigate the lack of gender diversity among electronic music producers. Professor Warren’s fellowship is entitled ‘In the…

VR crime prevention videos launched

A series of crime prevention videos, which have pioneered the use of virtual environments to study crime, were launched to the public this week. The Virtual Burglary crime prevention launch took place at…

The evolution of puppy dog eyes

Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans. New research comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves suggests dogs’ facial anatomy has changed over thousands of…

New research on tackling security threats

A new project involving researchers from Portsmouth and Solent Universities is one of five projects, announced today (17 June) by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), to address some…

Portsmouth scientists awarded £5.8 million to help find new ways to recycle plastic waste

University of Portsmouth scientists, who have engineered an enzyme that can break down some of the world’s most commonly polluting plastics, have been awarded £5.8 million through the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy. The…

Trauma-focused therapy may hold key to reducing women’s offending

Women prisoners might benefit from female-specific treatment that addresses the traumas common among women. A new report, launched at the Houses of Parliament today, analyses the benefits of the Healing Trauma intervention programme…

Building the transport systems of the future

The University of Portsmouth is launching a new initiative to build the smart, fast, sustainable and efficient transport systems of the future. The Intelligent Transport Research Cluster brings together academics from across the…

University to help to drive economic growth in the region through the exploitation of space

The University of Portsmouth is to host the South Coast Centre of Excellence (SCCoE) in Satellite Applications to help to drive economic growth in the region through the exploitation of space. The University…

Crime fighting just got easier as burglars reveal all

The expertise of experienced burglars puts them streets ahead of householders, and even well ahead of other criminals, according to a new study. The results could lead to a step-change in how we…

‘Brand Me’ presentations increase students’ confidence and enhance their employability

The University of Portsmouth is helping its students build a strong personal brand to increase their confidence and enhance their employability. Today’s graduates may no longer have one job for life and instead could have a…

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