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.
Sleep disruption leads to an increased risk of suicides
The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research.
Manchester rises up the ranks of the world's top universities
The University has climbed six places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, confirming its place as one of the world’s best higher education institutions.
Exercise can tackle symptoms of schizophrenia
Aerobic exercise can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according to a new study.
Repeated experiences of racism most damaging to mental health
New research has revealed for the first time how harmful repeated racial discrimination can be on mental and physical health.
Astronomers uncover hidden stellar birthplace
A team of astronomers from Manchester and Bonn have uncovered a hidden stellar birthplace in a nearby spiral galaxy, using a telescope in Chile.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.