University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is a university in the city of Portsmouth, England. It was previously known as Portsmouth Polytechnic until 1992, when it was granted university status through the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The University is a member of the University Alliance and The Channel Islands Universities Consortium.

The University was founded as the Portsmouth and Gosport School of Science and the Arts in 1869. Because of the dependence on shipping and trade to the city, the main function of the college was to train the engineers and skilled workmen who went on to work in the city docks, as well as at the large Royal Navy dockyard situated in Portsmouth. However, due to a decline in shipping and population since World War II, when large swathes of the city were destroyed by German bombing, the college was forced to diversify its syllabus and teaching in order to attract new students. In the expansion of British Higher Education in the 1960s, the college was renamed Portsmouth Polytechnic and given the power to award degrees accredited and validated by the CNAA. The expansion of the polytechnic continued and in the late 1980s, it was one of the largest polytechnics in the UK. In 1992, Portsmouth and other polytechnics were granted university status with power to validate their own degrees under the provision of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The formal inauguration of the University of Portsmouth was celebrated at a ceremony in the Portsmouth Guildhall on 7 July 1992.

The University of Portsmouth is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and the top modern university in the United Kingdom in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university has have a total population of 21,368 students and almost 2,500 staff.

Editors [1]

The following is the list of scholars from University of Portsmouth who currently serve as editors for one or more SciTechnol journals.

Authors [1]

The following is the list of scholars from University of Portsmouth who published one or more articles in SciTechnol journals.

Publications [5]

The following is the list of articles by scholars from University of Portsmouth that are published in SciTechnol journals.

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