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 joins European consortium to develop liquid biopsies
Scientists from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute will participate in CANCER-ID, an international project to validate blood-based biomarkers for cancer.
New method helps establish south-Asian perceptions of dementia
Dementia care for south-Asian people could be improved after our researchers adapted a commonly used tool for judging perceptions of the disease.
Drug combination shows promise for breaking breast cancer resistance
Our researchers, working with Evgen Pharma, have developed a new combination of drugs that could overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer.
Dodo bird verdict given new life by psychosis therapy study
Researchers have shown that it is the relationship between the patient and therapist, rather than the technique employed, that either improves or damages well-being.
New insight into public interest in medicines research
Researchers have published data for the first time about public knowledge of and interest in the process of medicines research and development.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.