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.
Chancellor announces triple funding boost for clinical research
The University has been awarded £24m to tackle dementia, improve clinical sample testing and improve our understanding of basic cell biology.
Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants
Scientists hope a major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins.
Watch: Manchester academics discuss climate change and human evolution
Our experts talk to presenter and fellow Manchester academic Brian Cox about the environment’s influence on human development.
Manchester and Age UK agree research partnership
The University of Manchester and Age UK have agreed an innovative partnership that represents a major step in collaborative working on ageing research.
Pancreatic cancer test given advancement grant
Abcodia has won a European Commission grant to advance the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer using technology developed with Professor Carlo Berzuini from the University.
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.