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.
Blood test could help bowel cancer patients avoid drug side-effects
Our researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy.
Scientists make surprising finding in stroke research
A new discovery about the brain’s immune system could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related conditions.
Breast implants could become safer thanks to cell-friendly surface
Scientists at Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body.
Major report on powdered cocaine use launched
A Manchester academic has led the group that authored a major new report on powdered cocaine and its impact on British society.
Manchester researcher takes gold for biology display in Parliament
A Manchester palaeontologist won the gold award at a competition in the House of Commons for the excellence of his biological research.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.