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.
Public health interventions needed to tackle 'lifestyle' diseases
Interventions such as the smoking ban are needed to help to break habits instead of relying on individuals to make the right health decisions.
University project helps local Roma community campaign for street clean-up
MigRom aims to improve community relations for the Roma community in Manchester.
Entrepreneurship 'not a silver bullet' against poverty
An academic from the University warns that we should be wary of solutions that focus on entrepreneurship to pull people out of poverty.
£50m investment to develop lung cancer drugs
The Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund is to collaborate with the University to develop a promising class of drugs.
Mind the gap – how new insight into cells could lead to better drugs
A new insight into immune cells by scientists at Manchester could lead to more effective drug treatments.
We focus our research around some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.