The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.
From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, our research is making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives across the globe.
Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
Manchester’s role in Theresa May’s mental-health plans
The government’s revised national suicide prevention strategy highlights the University’s research on suicide and self-harm.
Heart-attack risk in RA patients cut by biologic drugs
A biologic drug which treats rheumatoid arthritis has been shown by new research to reduce the risk of heart attacks in arthritis sufferers by up to 40%.
Genetics links sleep disturbance with a range of medical disorders
Scientists have discovered genetic connections between sleep disturbance and restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia, and obesity.
Deaf researcher improving lives of deaf people living with dementia
The world’s first deaf sign language user to interview deaf people living with dementia about their care has graduated with a PhD.
Manchester scientist helping to find out why universe has so little antimatter
A Manchester researcher is helping to solve one of the great unsolved mysteries in modern science.
Clues from past volcanic explosion help model future activity
Researchers have developed a model that will help civil defence agencies better predict the impact of volcanic eruptions.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.