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 makes biosciences excellence final
The University has been selected as one of ten finalists in the prestigious BBSRC’s Excellent with Impact competition.
French order of merit for agriculture for Manchester professor
Bina Agarwal, Professor at our Global Development Institute, has been appointed Officer in the Order of Agricultural Merit by France.
NHS mental health care improvements linked to reduced suicide rates
This is the first study to look at the impact of specific mental health service improvements, in a range of organisational contexts, on suicide rates.
New partnership to promote inclusive growth in Greater Manchester
The Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit will help ensure devolution and economic growth benefit disadvantaged people and places across the region.
Cancer cells turn healthy cells to the ‘dark side’
Cancer cells use a mutant gene to coerce neighbouring healthy tissue into helping the disease spread, a major new study reports.
University and US firm sign deal on blindness therapy
Seattle-based company Acucela will commercialise technology that could partially restore vision in people who are blind from degenerative retinal conditions.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.