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.
Spectacular supernova’s mysteries revealed
New research by a team of UK and European-based astronomers is helping to solve the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year.
Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis
A procedure to take tissue samples from lung cancer patients can be used safely in the elderly – allowing doctors to make a more accurate diagnosis.
Both types of diabetes are ‘caused by same underlying mechanism’
Work by scientists at Manchester and Auckland suggest that both major forms of diabetes, type-1 and type-2, are the result of the same mechanism.
Entrepreneurial graphene scientist sets the standard
A University of Manchester graphene scientist has won a prestigious award for his business proposal to set up a standards service for the one-atom thick material.
University climbs three places in international league table
The University of Manchester has risen three places to 38th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014.
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.