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.
Synthetic biology breakthrough leads to cheaper statin production
The University and DSM have developed a method that will facilitate industrial-scale production of the leading cholesterol-lowering drug, pravastatin.
Report highlights impact of sharing equipment across HE sector
Innovation, increased productivity, and maximum value for public investment are being enabled by more efficient and effective deployment of research equipment.
Research partnership to inform policing policy and practice
The University is involved in a new programme of research and knowledge sharing that will play a key role in informing future policing policy.
DVD leads to success for MRI scan patients
A DVD designed to help people prepare for an MRI scan has led to more successful scans.
University part of new family drug and alcohol courts unit
Researchers from the University are part of a new national unit that will establish Family Drug and Alcohol Courts across England.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.