No. 1

for graduate salary boost

21st University

in the UK


Gold Award


student satisfaction

Ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK and with an 88% student satisfaction rate, the University of Portsmouth stands out, not just in the UK but in the world, in innovation and research.

Opened in 1908, the University of Portsmouth generates knowledge and provides real solutions to important questions about the future, i.e. public health, global security, sustainability and environment, future and emerging technologies. 78% of its research has been rated world-leading and internationally excellent.


The university’s new £11m Future Technology Centre (FTC) is only an example of its interest in research. The centre, which is of the highest standards, is a perfect place for the innovative engineers of the future who aim at gaining first-hand experience and develop creative answers to the next generation of challenges. Since opening, the centre has already achieved excellence in areas such as cosmology, forensics, cyber security, epigenetics, and brain tumour research.

The Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) has been at the forefront of marine biology for over 70 years, and is a key part of the university. Supported by our bespoke marine consultancy capacity and a broad marine expertise, it offers a wide range of excellent facilities, available both for commercial and research use.

The local and national impact of the University of Portsmouth is very impressive: in 2015-16, it generated £624m in the Solent Region and £476m in Portsmouth, adding more £1.1 billion to the UK economy. It is No.1 university in the UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist, 2017), and 97.5% of its graduates are either working or in future study.

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