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.
Manchester in UK-wide study to better understand final-stage cancer
Manchester scientists will play a key role in groundbreaking research into the final stages of cancer.
Pioneering Manchester chemists win top awards
A series of awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry have been claimed by academics at the University.
New instrument improves testing of next-generation electronic devices
Manchester researchers helped create a table-top instrument capable of doing the measurements work of enormous machines.
Astronomers detect precious element in space
Helium-3 has the potential to be used as a fuel in nuclear fusion, and is crucial for use in cryogenics and medical imaging techniques.
Pioneering Salford Lung Study achieves world first
The study's new broad, inclusive approach to clinical trial design made it representative of a much wider patient population.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.