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.
Top northern universities’ impact doubles that of Premier League
The value to the economy of the eight most research-intensive universities in the Northern Powerhouse region is almost double that of the entire Premier League, a report has revealed.
Human Brain Project receives European Commission funding boost
A flagship project which launched a range of prototype computer platforms to support brain research has received €89 million in European funding.
Canada honours leading Manchester earth scientist
The Royal Society of Canada has bestowed a rare honour on a world-leading earth scientist from The University of Manchester, by electing him as a ‘Foreign Fellow’.
Debilitating brain disease tracked back to gene mutation
The cause of a disease that targets blood vessels in the brain has been tracked to a single mutated gene, opening up the immediate possibility of improved patient care.
Sleep disruption leads to an increased risk of suicides
The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.