Reputation of The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester's reputation for research is renowned.
No fewer than 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied here, and we have continually been at the forefront of development in a number of fields.
Both Rutherford's work in splitting the atom and the first modern computer were developed in Manchester.
In 2009/10 research conducted at the University earned funding of £278m.
The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise results show that 65% of our research activity is judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.
The University of Manchester's strength in research has forged excellent relationships with industry, health care and public services.
The world famous observatory at Jodrell Bank, the John Rylands Library, the Manchester Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery are just some of the assets which make our research facilities second to none.
Our continuing investment means that we also have cutting-edge scientific facilities, like our Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, the Manchester Incubator Building and our Molecular Beam Epitaxy.