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.
Older people join academics to research UK's first 'age-friendly' city
Watch a new film showcasing the work of Manchester sociologists and their co-researchers, aged between 58 and 74-years-old.
New breath test for pneumonia
Researchers from the University are part of a team that has identified an important new approach to rapidly and accurately diagnose infections in critically ill patients.
Mould unlocks new route to biofuels
Scientists have made an important discovery which forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals.
WATCH: Heart researchers speak to BBC about discovery
Manchester researchers, funded by the British Heart Foundation, have revealed how a faulty gene can cause fatal abnormal heart rhythms that are brought on by exercise.
How a gut feeling for infection programmes our immune response
An unexpected finding by an international team has shed new light on how immune cells are programmed to either repair or protect the body.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.