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.
Entrepreneurial graphene scientist sets the standard
A University of Manchester graphene scientist has won a prestigious award for his business proposal to set up a standards service for the one-atom thick material.
University climbs three places in international league table
The University of Manchester has risen three places to 38th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014.
Manchester professor mobilises medics for Gaza
A Manchester professor has helped to organise a group of NHS medical professionals to travel to Gaza to help treat hundreds of those affected by the crisis.
Financial incentives in hospitals only reduce patient deaths in short-term
Pay-for-performance schemes only reduce patient death rates in the short term, according to new research by Manchester.
Lung cancer diagnosis tool shown to be safe and effective for older patients
A procedure to take tissue samples from lung cancer patients can be used safely in the elderly – allowing doctors to make a more accurate diagnosis.
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.