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.
Pancreatic cancer test given advancement grant
Abcodia has won a European Commission grant to advance the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer using technology developed with Professor Carlo Berzuini from the University.
Watch: Bioethicist Sarah Chan on morality, cruelty and freedom
The Deputy Director of our Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation took part in a filmed debate as part of the HowTheLightGetsIn festival.
New method to increase chance of survival for some cancer patients
Offering radiotherapy in addition to chemotherapy to patients with small cell lung cancer improves their chances of survival two years after treatment.
New species of electrons can lead to better computing
Researchers have found that electrons that break the rules and move perpendicular to the applied electric field could be the key to delivering next generation, low-energy computers.
Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria
Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, say researchers.
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.