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.
Fish affected by oil spill give clues to air pollution heart disease
A study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans’ hearts.
B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds
A review has found that add-on treatment with high-dose B vitamins can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.
Sexual health and well-being – not an irrelevance to older people
Researchers recommend that health care professionals do not overlook the sexual health of older people in the context of maintaining well-being during ageing.
Manchester researchers enter the ‘Wild West’ of chemistry
University researchers have finally solved a decades-old scientific challenge – which has potential implications from cancer treatments to the nuclear power industry.
Partnership secures £6.7m funding for patient safety research
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £6.7m to work with the University in a city-wide patient safety research programme.
Technique that isolated graphene brings franckeite breakthrough
Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered that franckeite naturally stacks into 2D sheets, opening new possibilities for energy storage applications.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.