University of Portsmouth

Together, we make a better world possible

The University of Portsmouth is a haven for world-leading research. From our island city, we reach out around the globe to help solve societies’ problems.

We are dedicated to enriching people’s lives and bringing about lasting, positive change. 

 Four key themes unite our research community in addressing major global challenges:

  • building an inclusive and growth-led economy and society
  • improving health and wellbeing
  • protecting our environment
  • developing enhanced technologies

These themes interact and overlap with each other, opening the way for cross-disciplinary collaboration and powerful international partnerships.

And we are making a significant difference: 77% of our research impact was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021). The breadth of impact identified in the REF report shows we’re one of the UK’s top three modern universities for research power. 

Both postgraduate and undergraduate students at Portsmouth benefit from close connections with our research community. With a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, we’re proud to be a university where active, world-changing researchers are committed to sharing their knowledge and passion with the next generation.