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.
Gut feeling restored by growth outside the body
Scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human adults and babies.
Genomes uncover life's early history
A Manchester scientist is part of a team which has carried out one of the biggest ever analyses of genomes on life of all forms.
Healthy mood spreads through social contact; depression doesn’t
New research has revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help someone recover from depression or even remain mentally healthy in the first place.
Graphene drives potential for the next-generation of fuel-efficient cars
Graphene could lead to greener more fuel efficient cars in the future by converting heat into electricity.
Royal Society honour for Manchester scientist
Manchester’s Jonathan Lloyd is one of 19 new Wolfson Research Merit Award holders named by the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science.
Collaboration for early detection of lung cancer
The University will collaborate with Abcodia on proteomics studies with the aim of discovering new blood-based biomarkers for earlier detection of the disease.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.