This week

University of Portsmouth pledges commitment to the local community

The University of Portsmouth has reaffirmed its commitment to the city by pledging to put the economy and quality of life in the local community top of its list of priorities. The University…

City to host second annual Anti-Bullying Conference

The second annual Portsmouth Anti-Bullying Conference will take place on Tuesday 22 January at Portsmouth Guildhall. Approximately 300 primary school children from across the city will come together to learn about bullying, how…

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There’s no such thing as a free return

A new study, led by the University of Portsmouth, has found that returns from online sales, particularly returns to store, are seriously impacting company profits. Many retailers aspire to be ‘omnichannel’ – integrating…

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300, located 61 million light years away. Credit: HST / NASA / ESA

Portsmouth astronomers honoured by Royal Astronomical Society

Cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth have been honoured by The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its 2019 Awards. Each year the RAS recognises significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics…

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Creative industry pioneers come together to shape how audiences experience live performance

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are part of a unique team of international creative industry specialists who will pool their expertise to discover the next stage of immersive performance experiences for audiences…

Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) will finish taking data tomorrow, on…

Reusing waste products to improve soil cultivation and reduce CO2 emissions

The University of Portsmouth is playing a major role in a European project using agricultural and fisheries waste to develop sustainable methods and products to improve greenhouse food crop production and reduce CO2…

Professor elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Deborah Sugg Ryan, Professor of Design History and Theory and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition…

Portsmouth academics feature in the list of 2018’s most discussed research

Two studies involving researchers from the University of Portsmouth feature in the Altmetric Top 100, released today. The annual Altmetric Top 100 highlights research published in 2018 that has generated significant international online…

Agricultural waste drives us closer to greener transport

Composite materials made from agricultural waste could be used to produce sustainable, lightweight and low-cost applications in the automotive and marine industries. A team of researchers, led by the University of Portsmouth, have…

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