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.
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.
One of world’s earliest Christian charms found
A 1,500-year-old papyrus fragment found in our John Rylands Library has been identified as one the world’s earliest surviving Christian charms.
Body clock link could aid obesity treatments
Our scientists have discovered that the body clock plays an important role in body fat, which could help develop new ways of treating obesity and the fatal diseases linked to it.
Current way of diagnosing type-2 diabetes ‘needs to be revised’
The current way of diagnosing type-2 diabetes using blood glucose levels needs to be urgently revised, research by scientists suggests.
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.