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.
Birth weight and growth linked to hearing and vision problems
A study of up to 433,390 UK adults has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age.
New routes to the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals
A new system could allow efficient and environmentally friendly production of organic chemical compounds used in many everyday products.
Seasonal body clock discovered in animals
Scientists have discovered the cells driving the annual body clock in animals which adapts their body to the changing seasons.
Film tells parenting stories of Manchester’s Syrian refugee families
Researchers and an independent film maker have produced a new documentary to show the experiences of Syrian refugee families living in Manchester.
New £8.5m project to develop green chemicals
The University is part of a multi-million pound project to produce chemicals for the food industry that are more environmentally friendly.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.