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.
University part of global declaration on skin health
The University has played a leading role in the creation of a new global declaration to tackle the serious problems caused by poor skin health.
Monitor reveals stark realities of poverty in Greater Manchester
The Greater Manchester monitor measures poverty across the city region and tells us what life is like for residents living below the poverty line.
Public health interventions needed to tackle 'lifestyle' diseases
Interventions such as the smoking ban are needed to help to break habits instead of relying on individuals to make the right health decisions.
University project helps local Roma community campaign for street clean-up
MigRom aims to improve community relations for the Roma community in Manchester.
Researchers identify new ways to drain cancer’s ‘fuel tank’
Manchester scientists have discovered a potential weakness in cancer’s ability to return or become resistant to treatment.
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.