The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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.
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See how our academic research and engagement with the local community is benefiting society in our collection of short films.
Piggy-backing cells hold clue to cancer growth
Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study The discovery could lead to new drugs to tackle melanoma.
Seeing the same GP every time will cut emergency department visits
Attendances at emergency departments can be reduced by enabling patients to see the same GP every time they visit their doctor’s surgery, a new study shows.
Trees company: academic praised for forest work
An honorary research fellow at the University has been named European Young Urban Forester of the Year by the European Forum on Urban Forestry.
Alliance Boots and The University of Manchester renew partnership
A new five-year skin research programme has been announced to help further develop the understanding of skin ageing.
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.